ASPIRA in Action: Mentoring, Empowering and Investing in Latino Youth

ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois is a Puerto Rican non-profit organization committed to the self-determination of Latino and other underserved youth through educational opportunity, leadership development, and cultural awareness. In the City of Chicago, many young people of color lack the support and funding that create pathways toward opportunity. ASPIRA […]

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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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Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute and Former Capitol Hill Fellow
September 14th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education

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In Real Life Blog Series: NBA Rookie Day Reflection

It has become all too common for me. Often times, when talking with a peer about mentoring, our exchange goes something like this: I mentored today. Oh, wow I’ve always wanted to be a mentor but I don’t think I can. Why not? There are several opportunities that […]

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Diana Chin, Mentor
September 5th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories, Recognition

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GM Genius: A New Fantasy Football Scholarship Competition and Unique Mentoring Opportunity

Each day, mentors build natural relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees illustrating some fun ways to engage this summer. In this post, the How I Decide Foundation explains how mentors can help mentees exercise their critical thinking […]

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Ramin Mohajer, Director of Operations, How I Decide Foundation
August 23rd, 2017
Posted In: Awareness

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In Real Life Blog Series: The Things We Take Away

Each day, mentors build natural relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees illustrating some fun ways to engage this summer. Below are a few of our staff’s favorite stories from moments where an activity they planned created a […]

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Brendan Anderson, Marketing and Communications Specialist
August 16th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Eat Well, Stay Active, Have Fun: A Guide for Mentors

Each day, mentors build natural relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees illustrating some fun ways to engage this summer. Below, we are featuring a guide created by our partners at the Harvard School of Public Health to help […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 10th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life

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