We loved reading UVA Today's article, "Three Ways to Become a Better Mentor." Michael Lyons, a school psychologist at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, has researched mentoring for years and said that mentoring is more complex than it appears. While specifically referring to UVA students and mentoring, the principles also apply to mentoring youth. “Effective mentoring relationships are definitely not accidental,” he said. Reflecting on the latest research about mentoring, Lyons shares three tips for making mentoring relationships effective.