Wisdom in the Shape of My Coach

As part of MENTOR’s #ThankYourMentor campaign, many people are taking the time to thank mentors who were there at critical moments in their lives. On our blog, we are featuring poignant stories from mentors and mentees who know the impact of mentoring first-hand. This story comes from Alphonso Mayo, […]

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Relationships in School Matter

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves hundreds of mentoring programs and youth development organizations statewide supporting thousands of youth in mentoring relationships. There are many barriers that contribute to chronic absenteeism […]

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Chelsea Aquino, Manager of Government Relations & Public Policy, Mass Mentoring Partnership
September 27th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education

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2017 September Attendance Awareness Month

This September marks the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign. This is an opportunity to rally your community, advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! To support the goal of increased interest and engagement in school, the week of September […]

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Attendance Works
September 20th, 2017
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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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Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute and Former Capitol Hill Fellow
September 14th, 2017
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GM Genius: A New Fantasy Football Scholarship Competition and Unique Mentoring Opportunity

Each day, mentors build natural relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees illustrating some fun ways to engage this summer. In this post, the How I Decide Foundation explains how mentors can help mentees exercise their critical thinking […]

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Ramin Mohajer, Director of Operations, How I Decide Foundation
August 23rd, 2017
Posted In: Awareness

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How Mentoring Supports the Healing Journey for Victims and Survivors of CSEC

The original article was written for the National Mentoring Resource Center Blog. Read the full article here. People need people. Each of us needs someone to encourage us when things go wrong and to cheer for us when we have success. For youth who are at risk for […]

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Bailey Brackin Patton, Assistant Director, Wichita State University Center For Combating Human Trafficking and Susan Spagnuolo, Sr. TA Manager, MANY
June 27th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Research

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