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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Practice Makes Progress: How Citizen Schools Is Expanding the Mindsets of Teachers and Students

Mentoring inspires youth to discover their areas of passion and encourages them to pursue their interests in education. Citizen Schools shares how the concept of Growth Mindset is making a difference for the AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows who serve their students directly and the young scholars themselves. “Mistakes make […]

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Chloe Stroman and Michael Kubiak, Citizen Schools
March 17th, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Research

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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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Making Effective Match Support and Closure Practices a Bigger Priority in Youth Mentoring Programs

Reflections from the 2016 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring One of the defining phrases of the modern youth mentoring movement has been “fervor without infrastructure.” This concept, applied to the emerging youth mentoring field in Marc Freedman’s landmark 1991 book The Kindness of Strangers, articulated an essential tension […]

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Mike Garringer, Director of Knowledge Management, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 30th, 2016
Posted In: Events, In Real Life, Research

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In Real Life Blog Series: 60,000 College Graduates Say Natural Mentors are a Game Changer!

Every day, teachers, coaches and colleagues, build natural mentoring relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees, whether natural or formal, illustrating their role in helping youth develop skills, confidence and social capital. The field of mentoring owes a […]

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Jean E. Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
August 17th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Research

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Scoring Goals using Effective Group-Mentoring Models

For the past six years, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s coach-mentors have witnessed the transformative effect Soccer for Success has had on more than 70,000 children in underserved communities across the nation. As the national model for sports-based youth development, our programs, including Soccer for Success, are proven to help both […]

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U.S. Soccer Foundation
July 13th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Research

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