ASPIRA in Action: Mentoring, Empowering and Investing in Latino Youth

ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois is a Puerto Rican non-profit organization committed to the self-determination of Latino and other underserved youth through educational opportunity, leadership development, and cultural awareness. In the City of Chicago, many young people of color lack the support and funding that create pathways toward opportunity. ASPIRA […]

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New federal investments help expand, study school-based peer mentoring

For nearly 40 years, the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) has worked to create caring, vibrant school communities by activating the schools’ most underutilized and powerful resource: the students themselves. Substantial investments from two federal agencies will help CSS bring our evidence-based strategy of peer mentoring to over […]

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Margo Ross, Managing Director of Communications & Development for Center for Supportive Schools
October 31st, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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New Partnership with Million Women Mentors Increases Opportunities for Women in STEM

Today, 80% of the fastest-growing occupations require Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills. It is tempting to immediately suggest that all students should start learning computer coding or perhaps advanced calculus, or how to work alongside artificial intelligence. However, the education sector has been learning that hard […]

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Erin White and Ashley Szofer, STEMconnector
October 30th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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STEAM Rising: Mentors Across The Clubhouse Network Engage Youth in Creative Learning

The Clubhouse Network is an international community of 100 Clubhouses in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for nearly 25 years. Walk into a Clubhouse and you’re likely to find a pleasantly chaotic scene: Youth and adult mentors are scattered around the space, filming in front of […]

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Aviva Baff, Mentor Program Manager, The Clubhouse Network
October 18th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: NBA Rookie Day Reflection

It has become all too common for me. Often times, when talking with a peer about mentoring, our exchange goes something like this: I mentored today. Oh, wow I’ve always wanted to be a mentor but I don’t think I can. Why not? There are several opportunities that […]

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Diana Chin, Mentor
September 5th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories, Recognition

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In Real Life Blog Series: The Things We Take Away

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. Below are a few of our staff’s favorite stories from moments where an activity they planned created a […]

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Brendan Anderson, Marketing and Communications Specialist
August 16th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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