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Mentoring provides meaningful connections that impact the people involved and influences their lives at home, at work and in their communities.  For those who are being mentored, it is linked to improved academic, social and economic prospects.  For those who are mentoring, the relationship can build leadership and management skills, expand a mentor’s professional network, and provide an empowering opportunity to give back to the community.

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We are building a grassroots movement of natural mentors like teachers, coaches and family friends, formal mentors who work with a mentoring program, public and private sector supporters, donors and advocates who believe that an asset so critical — mentoring — cannot be left to chance.  A movement to connect every young person to the kind of meaningful relationships that provide us all with networks of support and opportunity.

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Your support of the mentoring movement directly impacts MENTOR’s ability to expand the number of matches supported through quality mentoring programs in communities across the country.

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Celebrating Differences and Creating Unity

As 2016 comes to a close, we are celebrating our differences and creating paths toward unity and understanding. This December, we are sharing resources, stories, tips for mentors and mentees to help us all learn more about one another and come together in support of opportunity and inclusion for all.
Stay connected to In Real Life on social media using #MentorIRL and check out our blog to read stories related to this theme and others that highlight mentoring’s impact on individuals, families and within communities.

Become a Mentor

Download our partner engagement toolkit to learn more about how you can help drive the urgency behind the mentoring movement during December: Celebrating Differences and Creating Unity!


Watch the videos below to learn more about those who have committed to helping improve the lives of our country’s young people, including NBA players Marcus Smart, Karl-Anthony Towns, Carmelo Anthony and Al Horford, musician Kendrick Lamar and actor Michael B. Jordan.

Why In Real Life?

There are 46 million young people ages 8-18 in our country and 16 million of them are growing up without a mentor.  That’s one out of every three young people who, outside of their family at home, don’t have a trusted adult in their lives who they believe they can turn to for advice and guidance.  And, 9 million of those young people face a variety of day-to-day challenges that put them at-risk for falling off track.

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