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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City Year: Exploring Growth Mindset in High-Need Schools

Originally featured on City Year’s blog. As part of City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports that are designed to ensure students come to school every day, ready to learn and on track to high school graduation, City Year is piloting a free, online […]

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City Year with support from the Raikes Foundation and PERTS
July 5th, 2017
Posted In: Education, Mentoring Stories, Research

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Mentors & Mindsets: How One National Organization Is Implementing Mindset Research and Resources

Did you know young people with strong academic or learning mindsets are more likely to succeed in school and beyond? Adults – parents, educators and even mentors – can play a critical role in helping students cultivate these mindsets. At Spark, a national mentoring organization serving students in […]

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Meha Davé, Director of Program Innovation, Spark
March 23rd, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Research

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Practice Makes Progress: How Citizen Schools Is Expanding the Mindsets of Teachers and Students

Mentoring inspires youth to discover their areas of passion and encourages them to pursue their interests in education. Citizen Schools shares how the concept of Growth Mindset is making a difference for the AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows who serve their students directly and the young scholars themselves. “Mistakes make […]

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Chloe Stroman and Michael Kubiak, Citizen Schools
March 17th, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Research

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AmeriCorps Week Blog Series: The Power of Service

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we are joining the national celebration to recognize those who choose to serve. In its almost 25 year history, AmeriCorps has engaged over 1 million United States citizens to build our homes, teach our youth, strengthen our businesses, protect the environment, and serve […]

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Brendan Anderson
March 8th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, Events, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Creating Safe Spaces through Mentoring

This December, we are sharing resources, stories, and tips for mentors and mentees to create safe, inclusive spaces for all, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). This post looks at how one agency—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware—responded to a real community need […]

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Christian Rummell, Senior Researcher at American Institutes for Research
December 8th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education, In Real Life

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