ASPIRA in Action: Mentoring, Empowering and Investing in Latino Youth

ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois is a Puerto Rican non-profit organization committed to the self-determination of Latino and other underserved youth through educational opportunity, leadership development, and cultural awareness. In the City of Chicago, many young people of color lack the support and funding that create pathways toward opportunity. ASPIRA […]

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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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How Mentoring Supports the Healing Journey for Victims and Survivors of CSEC

The original article was written for the National Mentoring Resource Center Blog. Read the full article here. People need people. Each of us needs someone to encourage us when things go wrong and to cheer for us when we have success. For youth who are at risk for […]

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Bailey Brackin Patton, Assistant Director, Wichita State University Center For Combating Human Trafficking and Susan Spagnuolo, Sr. TA Manager, MANY
June 27th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Research

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Mentors & Mindsets: How One National Organization Is Implementing Mindset Research and Resources

Did you know young people with strong academic or learning mindsets are more likely to succeed in school and beyond? Adults – parents, educators and even mentors – can play a critical role in helping students cultivate these mindsets. At Spark, a national mentoring organization serving students in […]

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Meha Davé, Director of Program Innovation, Spark
March 23rd, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Research

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Elements Leads to Effective Practice

The Elements of Effective Practice is MENTOR’s premier publication of best practices in the mentoring field according to expert researchers and practitioners. This article by Doctor Jean Rhodes, originally featured in The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring, demonstrates the impact of the Elements In Real Life! If you haven’t been using MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice […]

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Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
March 21st, 2017
Posted In: Research

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