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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Annual Mentoring Partnership Network Conference Explores Role of Mentoring in Bridging Communities

June 2015 Each year, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and our nationwide network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships gather for a three-day professional development and networking conference hosted in a different location annually by one of our affiliates. Our collective goals are to engage in discussion, presentations and hands-on learning […]

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Molly Brenner, Manager, Mentoring Partnership Network
June 19th, 2015
Posted In: Events

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MENTOR and BBBS of Canada Host Mentoring Researcher Symposium

May 2015 The translation of fresh research into innovative program practice and meaningful advocacy is one of the most important aspects of the youth mentoring field-it allows programs to deliver more impactful services to youth and spurs interest and investment by key policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders. New […]

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Mike Garringer, Director of Knowledge Management
May 14th, 2015
Posted In: Events, Research

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Baltimore Steps Forward to Mentor Post Freddie Gray

May 2015 This op-ed originated on BaltimoreSun.com, the online platform for The Baltimore Sun. When Trayvon Martin’s life was taken our nation was forced into a long overdue conversation about the condition of the lives of African-American boys and young men. Young men like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; […]

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David Shapiro, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership & Terry Hickey, Maryland Mentoring Resource Center
May 11th, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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New MBK Alliance Identifies Mentoring as Critical to Opportunity and Achievement

May 2015 This week, President Obama announced the launch of the MBK Alliance, a nonprofit charged with carrying forward the vision set forth in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address disparities and barriers to opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color. MENTOR: The National […]

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Diane Quest, Senior Director of External Affairs
May 8th, 2015
Posted In: Campaigns

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Senate Committee Passes Key Before and Afterschool Amendment

April 2015 The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, or No Child Left Behind) is several years overdue for re-authorization but has been caught up in partisan fighting over key provisions like assessments, accountability and uses of funding. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee considered a bipartisan […]

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Abbie Evans, Director of Government Relations
April 15th, 2015
Posted In: Advocacy

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