Wisdom in the Shape of My Coach

When I turned 12, I played football under Coach Roland Brown, who was hands down the best coach I’d ever had. Unlike other coaches, he didn’t play favorites and always put the best person for a position on the field. If you started messing up, you’d get pulled […]

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The Corporate Case for Mentoring the Grads of Life

October 2014 Originally posted in the Huffington Post There’s no doubt we have a rapidly changing economy and a labor force undergoing dramatic shifts, but we also operate on a proven principle that support and connection leads to opportunity and productivity. Right now, there is an untapped pool of […]

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David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR
October 8th, 2014
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, The Mentoring Effect

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Q&A with Baltimore Police Commissioner

October 2014 Introduction by Terry Hickey, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake and the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake is an affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and part of its nationwide network of Mentoring Partnerships. […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
October 8th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Grads of Life

September 2014   MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is proud to be a collaborating partner with Year Up, the Employment Pathways Project, New Options Project, Opportunity Nation, Public Private Possibilities, and ConPRmetidos on a new initiative to shift perceptions of opportunity youth and arm employers with the information, tools, […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 23rd, 2014
Posted In: Campaigns

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Who Will Show Up for the Next Generation of Men

September 2014 This blog post originated on Esquire.com I don’t think I have time. What will we do? What will we talk about? Will it really make a difference? As the “mentoring guy,” these are the questions men – friends, acquaintances, family and even the guy next to […]

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David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR
September 16th, 2014
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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James Anderson: Prison Inmate to a Passionate Advocate

August 2014 James Anderson spent five years in and out of the California prison system before the age of 20. In his own words, he says, “I felt so worthless that I believed that’s where I belonged. I was that kid that you pointed at and said ‘forget […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 21st, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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