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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Statement on the America’s FOCUS Act

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - This week, bipartisan Representatives Chaka Fattah and Mike Fitzpatrick, both representing the state of Pennsylvania, reintroduced the America’s FOCUS Act (H.R. 1360). Under the FOCUS Act, fines collected from corporations found guilty of civil and criminal wrongdoing by the federal government would be distributed evenly among three critical areas: STEM education and youth mentoring; innovations in medical research and development; and, justice reinvestment efforts. The following is a statement by MENTOR President and CEO David Shapiro.

MENTOR Applauds One Year of Action on My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Friday, March 06, 2015 - On the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) expresses deep appreciation for the Administration’s elevation of a movement to drive expanded connection and opportunity for youth of color. We are proud to collaborate with those working in partnership to uplift the potential of our youth when supported on their path to adulthood. Through these efforts, mentoring has been identified as a key leverage point for providing consistent support for youth to strive and thrive.

EY and MENTOR release the business case for private-sector engagement in youth mentoring

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Report released at the 2015 National Mentoring Summit

NBA Cares Ambassador Jason Collins to Headline Fifth Annual National Mentoring Summit

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Convening to Explore Positive Effect of Mentoring on Individuals, Communities and the Private Sector

Five Leaders in the Youth Mentoring Movement Receive Excellence in Mentoring Awards

Friday, January 23, 2015 - Dave Bing, Charles R. Burke, Jr., Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Bill Snyder, and Michael B. Yanney to be acknowledged

President Obama Reinforces Call-to-Action to Mentor Proclaims January 2015 National Mentoring Month

Monday, January 05, 2015 - Longstanding Public Awareness Campaign Provides Opportunity to Mobilize Americans to Volunteer

MENTOR Invites Corporations to Take the Corporate Mentoring Challenge

Friday, September 19, 2014 -

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) will recognize select corporations for their outstanding contributions to advancing quality mentoring opportunities for young people during the 2015 National Mentoring Summit, the signature annual gathering for the mentoring movement to be held in Washington D.C. January 28-30, 2015. The Corporate Mentoring Challenge, originally launched by First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, is open to private-sector companies of any size that pledge to begin supporting youth mentoring in the U.S. in the coming year, expand an existing initiative or renew a commitment. Companies currently engaged in youth mentoring may submit the details of their programs to be considered for special honors. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 7, 2014.

Three New Volunteer Leaders Bring Diverse Skills and Experiences to MENTOR Board of Directors

Friday, September 19, 2014 -

Boston (MA) – MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is pleased to announce the addition of three new volunteer leaders to its Board of Directors. Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Dennis Pemberton Jr., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Asset Alternatives and Ernesto Anguilla, Global Head of Communications, Bain Capital, bring professional skills and talents along with volunteer leadership experience to the organization’s growing board.