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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Bank of America: Shaping Our Future Leaders

Bank of America, a leader in multinational banking and financial services, is committed to helping communities grow and thrive.  Our spotlight features Doris Gibson, a VP, Program Manager at Bank of America, President of the Charlotte Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, and a dedicated volunteer for […]

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Doris Gibson, VP, Program Manager at Bank of America
January 10th, 2017
Posted In: Corporate Engagement

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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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Mentoring Summit 2017: Fellows in the Spotlight

As the only national convening of youth mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic partners and leaders, the National Mentoring Summit provides attendees with an opportunity to engage in skill building, peer learning, advocacy and networking. Every year since the Summit’s founding, MENTOR has received requests from mentoring practitioners who want […]

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Julie Babyatzky, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 19th, 2016
Posted In: Events, National Mentoring Summit, Recognition

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In Real Life Blog Series: Creating Safe Spaces through Mentoring

This December, we are sharing resources, stories, and tips for mentors and mentees to create safe, inclusive spaces for all, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). This post looks at how one agency—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware—responded to a real community need […]

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Christian Rummell, Senior Researcher at American Institutes for Research
December 8th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education, In Real Life

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In Real Life Blog Series: Building the Disability Inclusion Pipeline through Mentoring

In the United States, the disability community represents approximately 56.7 million people; roughly 1 in 5 people or 19% of the total population. However, only 59% of youth with disabilities age 18-20 attend post-secondary education compared to 72% of youth without a disability. And in a recent national […]

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Derek Shields, Founder and Co-Chair of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition
December 5th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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