A Teacher’s View on Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

Mentors have powerful opportunities to inspire students. This September, as part of the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, we will be sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school. “I missed the bus” or, “My mom said we did not have […]

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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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Congress Approves Funding for Youth Mentoring

December 2014 The U.S. House and Senate have completed work on funding for Fiscal Year 2015 including a small increase for the youth mentoring grants managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) at the Department of Justice. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of […]

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Abbie Evans, MENTOR Director of Government Relations
December 15th, 2014
Posted In: Advocacy, Funding

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