A Teacher’s View on Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

Mentors have powerful opportunities to inspire students. This September, as part of the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, we will be sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school. “I missed the bus” or, “My mom said we did not have […]

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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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In Real Life Blog Series: Mentors Connecting Dreams to Careers

Mentors can play an instrumental part in preparing young people for college and career. America Needs You (ANY) shares how their program empowers first-generation college students to represent their authentic selves and translate their skills, goals, and dreams to opportunity. America Needs You (ANY) was founded in 2009 […]

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Saif Zihiri, Development and Communications Intern, America Needs You
July 26th, 2017
Posted In: Mentoring Stories

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Webs of Support: The Impact of Building Ecosystems for Youth

Mentors can play an instrumental part in preparing young people for college and career. Spark’s Career Exploration and Self-Discovery Program leads students and mentors through hands-on activities designed to increase students’ social and emotional skills, build social capital, and increase school performance and engagement. According to Dr. Janis […]

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Heather King, PhD, Director of Evaluation, Spark
July 12th, 2017
Posted In: Mentoring Stories, Research

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City Year: Exploring Growth Mindset in High-Need Schools

Originally featured on City Year’s blog. As part of City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports that are designed to ensure students come to school every day, ready to learn and on track to high school graduation, City Year is piloting a free, online […]

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City Year with support from the Raikes Foundation and PERTS
July 5th, 2017
Posted In: Education, Mentoring Stories, Research

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