Reflections on research: The importance of students’ relationships in closing opportunity gaps


August 12, 2020

Julia Freeland Fisher joins MENTOR’s Reflection on Research podcast to talk about her book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks and discuss research on how “weak tie” relationships with adults support youth in the pursuit of their goals. She also reveals how educational institutions can reform their structures to provide more networking connections and enhanced learning for students, and the role that technology can play in sharing social capital and building bridges to opportunity.