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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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Tackles Chronic Absenteeism

October 2015 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is giving voice to efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism, calling for caring adults to help young people stay connected to school. In a newly released video message, Secretary Duncan highlights the impact of missing just a few days of school and how […]

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Jennifer Merrill, Marketing & Communications Manager
October 7th, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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Mentoring: Investing in Young People, Investing in the Future

October 2015 This blog post was originally featured on the CSR Wire Talkback Blog as part of their “Education for a Sustainable Future” series. We know the story.  We know that, while tremendous progress has been made, a significant mentoring gap still exists in America for young people.  We know […]

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David Shapiro, CEO & President of MENTOR
October 6th, 2015
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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The Power of Relationships: Opening Doors to Opportunity

September 2015 This op-ed was originally featured on America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation blog. In an era when many of us tend to be “plugged-in” at all times through social media, smartphones, email or other communication channels, it’s hard to understand that there are still young people out there yearning […]

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David Shapiro, CEO & President of MENTOR
September 21st, 2015
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Tackling Chronic Absence through Mentoring: A Call to Action

September 2014 This op-ed was originally featured on America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation blog.  Increasingly, mentoring is being utilized as a powerful tool to bridge the opportunity gap and support young people in staying connected or getting re-connected to school, work and community. While delivering academic content and building skills […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 14th, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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Can Mentoring Be a Game Changer for DC Public Schools?

September 2015 This op-ed was originally featured on The Huffington Post and is co-authored by David B. Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and Joe Echevarria, CEO of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. In Washington, DC, as the new school year gets underway, school administrators have laid the groundwork for […]

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David B. Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR and Joe Echevarria, CEO of My Brother’s Keeper
September 11th, 2015
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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