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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Q&A with James Anderson

August 2014 James Anderson is the Program Administrator of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). ARC works to create safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for, and comprised of formerly incarcerated young men and women. James came to the ARC after a transforming experience in the […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 20th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Don’t Call Them Dropouts: How Mentoring Plays a Role in Graduation

May 2014 This month, America’s Promise Alliance released a new report titled “Don’t Call Them Dropouts,” which takes an in depth look at the stories of youth who left high school before graduating. In their own voices, youth share their struggles and contribute to the larger ongoing narrative […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 20th, 2014
Posted In: Research, The Mentoring Effect

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Mentoring and the Transition from High School to College

May 2014 Erica Mendoza credits her mentor Andrea with keeping her on the path to success and now supporting her on her college journey. Erica & Andrea were matched through the John Andrew Maize Memorial Foundation, which has served over 550 teens at Framingham High School in Massachusetts and […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 16th, 2014
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The Mentoring Effect: One School District’s Success

May 2014 Photo credit: Be a Middle School Mentor, a program of United Way of Allegheny County A mentoring relationship positively benefits the mentor and mentee as individuals. For example, The Mentoring Effect found that young people who were at-risk for not graduating but who had a mentor were 55 […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 1st, 2014
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Mentoring and Middle School Success

May 2014 Started in 2009 as “Be a 6th Grade Mentor,” this program in the Pittsburgh Public School District expanded from matching 225 sixth graders with mentors to 450 middle school students with mentors in 2013 – thereby expanding the mentoring effect across middle school grade levels and […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 1st, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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