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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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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In Real Life Blog Series: Mentors Coach Students to Success

Research shows that having a mentor in a young person’s life can be instrumental to all aspects of his or her development. Whether it is through direct mentoring in real life or programs like the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, having a mentor creates positive and meaningful […]

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U.S. Soccer Foundation
May 30th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Instilling Healthy Habits and Mindsets through Sports

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. This post recognizes the important work done by Up2Us Sports’ mentoring model, which unites coaches and youth through their shared love of sport. Delmy […]

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Up2Us Sports
May 24th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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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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