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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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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National Mentoring Month Soars High in 2015

February 2015 The 2015 National Mentoring Month campaign received impressive national attention and engagement with a presidential proclamation in January, numerous press mentions, social media conversations, email mentions and more. Each year, we are reminded that this campaign is key to expanding mentoring awareness and promoting the mentoring effect in […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
February 4th, 2015
Posted In: Campaigns

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National Basketball Association Mentoring Matters Video

As part of the NBA’s commitment to President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, several players are giving voice to the need for mentors. Check out the public service announcement released by the league on Christmas Day 2014 that continues to air today. Watch now and learn more […]

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Jennifer Merrill
January 1st, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, The Mentoring Effect

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Elaine and Christina

January 2015 Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership, Warwick, RI It was an elementary school mentoring program in Rhode Island that first brought Elaine Belvin and Christina Markrush together. Elaine was a recently retired dental assistant and an empty nester who missed the bond she developed with her children early in […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
January 1st, 2015
Posted In: Mentoring Stories

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Congress Approves Funding for Youth Mentoring

December 2014 The U.S. House and Senate have completed work on funding for Fiscal Year 2015 including a small increase for the youth mentoring grants managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) at the Department of Justice. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of […]

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Abbie Evans, MENTOR Director of Government Relations
December 15th, 2014
Posted In: Advocacy, Funding

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