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: Mentoring Leads to Success in Life after High School

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to support students at-risk of falling off track and encourage them to enroll in college. This article shows how the continued support of a mentor is invaluable to students in college […]

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Tami Silverman, CEO, Indiana Youth Institute
October 11th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: College Admission Does Not Mean College Readiness

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to support students at-risk of falling off track and encourage them to enroll in college. This article shows how mentors can help prepare students emotionally and academically for the rigor of college […]

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Bob Carr, Founder, Give Something Back Foundation
October 3rd, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life

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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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In Real Life Blog Series: Embodying the Spirit of Volunteer Service

Like many college students, Jessica Grove assumed her post-graduation path would be straightforward, heading immediately to graduate school and continuing her education. But she couldn’t shake the voice in her head that led her in a different, unexpected direction. “I could not stand by while everywhere I looked […]

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Elizabeth Bass, Executive Director, Virginia Mentoring Partnership & Jessica Grove, AmeriCorps VISTA Member
September 29th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Our Affiliates

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Edgar and Ulises’ #MentoringCruise Story Wins Top Prize

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Cabot Creamery Cooperative are proud to honor Dr. Edgar Villamarin for his excellent service through mentoring as winner of the 2017 #MentoringCruise contest! For the past six years, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, a dairycooperative of 1,100 farm families in New England […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 20th, 2016
Posted In: Campaigns, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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