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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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
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Attend School Today to Achieve Tomorrow

The mission of Mentoring Works Washington, a public/private partnership, is to promote, support and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.  Specifically, MWW works to maximize both the reach and impact of professionally-supported mentoring for youth who are facing risks related to academic performance […]

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Tom Pennella, Deputy Director for Mentoring Works Washington
September 29th, 2017
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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
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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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