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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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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Prisoners Speak on Why Mentors Matter

December 2014 Without an adult role model, who are youth turning to for answers? The Mentoring Effect report shows one in three youth will reach age 19 without the benefit of a mentoring relationship. Caring and consistent adults are needed more than ever to help keep at-risk youth on the […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 14th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Police Gang Unit Provides Outreach to Break Down Barriers

December 2014   When the gang unit in Worcester, MA noticed a rise in violence, they began a mentoring program to provide adult guidance and support in an effort to break down barriers and gain trust from at-risk youth – and ultimately keep their communities safe. 15 years later, over […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 1st, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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