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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How My Mentors Helped Me Through Foster Care

Why do Foster Youth Need Mentors? Foster youth have lived many lives—many times even before entering foster care. Many have been robbed of their innocence and often lack the fundamentals of how to create and maintain stable relationships. It can be isolating to not feel a sense of […]

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Athena Garcia-Gunn
May 17th, 2017
Posted In: Advocacy, Mentoring Stories

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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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AmeriCorps Week Blog Series: The Power of Service

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we are joining the national celebration to recognize those who choose to serve. In its almost 25 year history, AmeriCorps has engaged over 1 million United States citizens to build our homes, teach our youth, strengthen our businesses, protect the environment, and serve […]

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Brendan Anderson
March 8th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, Events, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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AmeriCorps Week Blog Series: The Decision to Serve

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we are joining the national celebration to recognize those who choose to serve. In its almost 25 year history, AmeriCorps has engaged over 1 million United States citizens to build our homes, teach our youth, strengthen our businesses, protect the environment, and serve […]

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Brendan Anderson
March 7th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Events, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Young People Can Show Us Value in Celebrating Our Differences

This December, we are sharing resources, stories, tips for mentors and mentees to help us all learn more about one another and come together in support of opportunity and inclusion for all. This blog post shows that, in some cases, youth can teach adults a great deal about […]

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Torie Weiston-Serdan, Founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network
December 19th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories, Research

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