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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City Year: Exploring Growth Mindset in High-Need Schools

Originally featured on City Year’s blog. As part of City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports that are designed to ensure students come to school every day, ready to learn and on track to high school graduation, City Year is piloting a free, online […]

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City Year with support from the Raikes Foundation and PERTS
July 5th, 2017
Posted In: Education, Mentoring Stories, Research

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How Mentoring Supports the Healing Journey for Victims and Survivors of CSEC

The original article was written for the National Mentoring Resource Center Blog. Read the full article here. People need people. Each of us needs someone to encourage us when things go wrong and to cheer for us when we have success. For youth who are at risk for […]

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Bailey Brackin Patton, Assistant Director, Wichita State University Center For Combating Human Trafficking and Susan Spagnuolo, Sr. TA Manager, MANY
June 27th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Research

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In Real Life Blog Series: Building Relationships for Refugees

This June, we’re focusing on ways we can better support underserved populations through mentoring In Real Life! Throughout the month, we will be featuring content related to levels of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, refugee status, and the role mentors can play in empowering young people who feel voiceless […]

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Sikandar Khan, President of Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA)
June 20th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, In Real Life

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In Real Life Blog Series: Advocacy, Allyship, and the Power of Mentoring

This June, we’re focusing on ways we can better support underserved populations through mentoring In Real Life! Throughout the month, we will be featuring content related to levels of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, refugee status, and the role mentors can play in empowering young people who feel voiceless […]

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Eli A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities @eliwolff10 & Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville @mahums
June 16th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, In Real Life

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Summit Fellows Spotlight: Mark Billings and Best Friends Mentoring Program

With the generous support of AT&T, State Street Corporation, and an anonymous donor, MENTOR launched the 2017 Summit Fellowship Program to provide a select number of scholarships to dedicated leaders from mentoring programs operating with a budget of $150,000 or less. In the Summit Fellows Spotlight series, the […]

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Mark Billings, Best Friends Mentoring Program
June 15th, 2017
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, National Mentoring Summit

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