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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Q&A with Check & Connect Mentor of Foster Youth

I recently interviewed Emma Dixon, a Check & Connect mentor at Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit serving 7,000 children in foster care statewide. They’ve been implementing Check & Connect — an evidence-based student engagement intervention developed here at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s — since 2013 to […]

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Jana Hallas, National Check & Connect Trainer, University of Minnesota
January 18th, 2018
Posted In: Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series

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Summit Sponsor Spotlight: EY

Mentoring strengthens our communities and our careers As Director of Corporate Responsibility at EY and a College MAP Mentor, I’ve seen how being involved in mentoring and volunteering in our communities has a direct impact on employee engagement and career development. At EY, we hire tens of thousands […]

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Deborah K. Holmes, EY Americas Director of Corporate Responsibility
January 16th, 2018
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit

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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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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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