ASPIRA in Action: Mentoring, Empowering and Investing in Latino Youth

ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois is a Puerto Rican non-profit organization committed to the self-determination of Latino and other underserved youth through educational opportunity, leadership development, and cultural awareness. In the City of Chicago, many young people of color lack the support and funding that create pathways toward opportunity. ASPIRA […]

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Capitol Hill Day – The Tools You Need, the Experience of a Lifetime!

Join mentoring advocates at the fourth annual Capitol Hill Day during the 2018 National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. to bring the personal stories and policy issues affecting the mentoring community straight to Members of Congress and their staff. You can sign up for Capitol Hill Day when you register for […]

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Jo-Ann Schofield, MENTOR Rhode Island
October 11th, 2017
Posted In: Advocacy, Awareness, National Mentoring Month Blog Series

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Reinforcing Success Mentors with AllHere Education

Districts and school leaders across the country are developing and implementing My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Success Mentors Initiatives and using AllHere for Attendance Intervention Management to tackle chronic absenteeism, form supportive relationships, and connect students with necessary supports to keep them engaged in school. AllHere for Attendance Intervention […]

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Joanna Smith, AllHere
October 2nd, 2017
Posted In: Advocacy, Campaigns, Education

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How My Mentors Helped Me Through Foster Care

Why do Foster Youth Need Mentors? Foster youth have lived many lives—many times even before entering foster care. Many have been robbed of their innocence and often lack the fundamentals of how to create and maintain stable relationships. It can be isolating to not feel a sense of […]

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Athena Garcia-Gunn
May 17th, 2017
Posted In: Advocacy, Mentoring Stories

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Reflections on Capitol Hill Day and the Power of Mentoring Advocacy

During the 2017 National Mentoring Summit mentoring advocates will participate in Capitol Hill Day to bring Members of Congress and their staff face to face with the mentoring community to talk about the importance of quality mentoring and how mentoring can be used to help address a number […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 8th, 2016
Posted In: Advocacy, National Mentoring Summit

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Senate Committee Passes Key Before and Afterschool Amendment

April 2015 The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, or No Child Left Behind) is several years overdue for re-authorization but has been caught up in partisan fighting over key provisions like assessments, accountability and uses of funding. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee considered a bipartisan […]

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Abbie Evans, Director of Government Relations
April 15th, 2015
Posted In: Advocacy

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