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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In Real Life Blog Series: Instilling Healthy Habits and Mindsets through Sports

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, we’re sharing stories about how positive mentoring relationships support a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. This post recognizes the important work done by Up2Us Sports’ mentoring model, which unites coaches and youth through their shared love of sport. Delmy […]

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Up2Us Sports
May 24th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Demonstrating the Power of Sports Through Peer Mentoring

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, we’re sharing stories about how positive mentoring relationships support a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. This post recognizes the important work done by Team Prime Time’s peer mentoring model, which unites two underserved populations through their shared love of […]

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Peter Straus, Executive Director Team Prime Time
May 22nd, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life

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The NBA Drives the Mentoring Movement In Real Life

In 2014, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) announced a five-year commitment to support My Brother’s Keeper, a multi-sector effort launched by President Obama to help put boys and young men of color on a […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 5th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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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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