Q&A WITH CHANELLE PRICE, USA Track & Field

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. Track star Chanelle Price, an American middle-distance runner, shows us how the mentors in her life have inspired and encouraged her to get active. […]

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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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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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Derek Shields, Founder and Co-Chair of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition
December 5th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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Paying It Forward: Career Guidance from a True Mentor

When Thanksgiving approaches each November, we reflect on those we’re most grateful for. On social media, many people are taking the time to thank mentors who were there at critical moments in their lives with #ThankYourMentor. On our blog, we are featuring poignant stories from mentors and mentees who […]

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Brendan Anderson, Marketing & Communications VISTA
November 23rd, 2016
Posted In: Campaigns, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Growing through Mentoring from the ‘STEM’ Up

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to prepare youth for college and career readiness. This article from the Iowa Mentoring Partnership shows how women in STEM are inspiring young girls to become the scientists, technicians, engineers, […]

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Mariah Himes, Iowa Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps VISTA
October 17th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories

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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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