In Real Life Blog Series: Building the Disability Inclusion Pipeline through Mentoring

In the United States, the disability community represents approximately 56.7 million people; roughly 1 in 5 people or 19% of the total population. However, only 59% of youth with disabilities age 18-20 attend post-secondary education compared to 72% of youth without a disability. And in a recent national […]

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International Mentoring Day: Mentoring for a Better World

This blog post was kindly contributed by Eli A. Wolff and Mary A. Hums in recognition of International Mentoring Day. We celebrate International Mentoring Day on January 17 while honoring the legacy of Muhammad Ali on what would have been his 75th birthday. Reflecting on the power of […]

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Eli A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities & Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville
January 17th, 2017
Posted In: Events, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, Our Affiliates, Recognition

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Mentoring Summit 2017: Fellows in the Spotlight

As the only national convening of youth mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic partners and leaders, the National Mentoring Summit provides attendees with an opportunity to engage in skill building, peer learning, advocacy and networking. Every year since the Summit’s founding, MENTOR has received requests from mentoring practitioners who want […]

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Julie Babyatzky, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 19th, 2016
Posted In: Events, National Mentoring Summit, Recognition

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In Real Life Blog Series: Michigan Residents Unite for 9/11 Day of Service

To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, thousands of Michigan residents came together to volunteer as part of the 9/11 Day of Service. Their efforts aligned with the nationwide work of “Tomorrow Together,” a coalition of more than 20 nonprofit organizations that organized diversity service projects, […]

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Jason Alexander, Michigan Community Service Commission
September 30th, 2016
Posted In: Events

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Making Effective Match Support and Closure Practices a Bigger Priority in Youth Mentoring Programs

Reflections from the 2016 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring One of the defining phrases of the modern youth mentoring movement has been “fervor without infrastructure.” This concept, applied to the emerging youth mentoring field in Marc Freedman’s landmark 1991 book The Kindness of Strangers, articulated an essential tension […]

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Mike Garringer, Director of Knowledge Management, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 30th, 2016
Posted In: Events, In Real Life, Research

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Cross-sector Innovation in Mentoring Leads to Powerful Discussions

On August 25th, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, Ernst and Young, and LinkedIn hosted a conversation between some of the leading voices driving the mentoring movement in the Bay Area. With inclusion of inspiring young adults who benefited from having mentors, the Golden State Warriors organization, and City of […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 7th, 2016
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, Events, Our Affiliates

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