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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In Real Life Blog Series: Demonstrating the Power of Sports Through Peer Mentoring

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, we’re sharing stories about how positive mentoring relationships support a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. This post recognizes the important work done by Team Prime Time’s peer mentoring model, which unites two underserved populations through their shared love of […]

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Peter Straus, Executive Director Team Prime Time
May 22nd, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life

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How My Mentors Helped Me Through Foster Care

Why do Foster Youth Need Mentors? Foster youth have lived many lives—many times even before entering foster care. Many have been robbed of their innocence and often lack the fundamentals of how to create and maintain stable relationships. It can be isolating to not feel a sense of […]

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Athena Garcia-Gunn
May 17th, 2017
Posted In: Advocacy, Mentoring Stories

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Summit Fellows Spotlight: Q&A with Maryellen Gomes of Cobb Mentoring Matters

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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Maryellen Gomes, Cobb Mentoring Matters
May 16th, 2017
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, National Mentoring Summit

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The NBA Drives the Mentoring Movement In Real Life

In 2014, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) announced a five-year commitment to support My Brother’s Keeper, a multi-sector effort launched by President Obama to help put boys and young men of color on a […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 5th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Summit Fellows Spotlight: Mariam Martinez, Institute for Youth Development & Excellence

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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Mariam Martinez, IYDE
April 27th, 2017
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, National Mentoring Summit

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