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It’s All About Who & What You Know: Connecting Mentors & Foster Care

Nine years old and living in a van, I thought college was nothing but an impossible dream. My parents couldn’t provide adequate care for my siblings and I, so we lived in shelters, motels, and couch-surfed from home to home until the Department of Children and Family Services […]

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Jordan Sosa, Policy Coordinator- California Youth Connection
August 6th, 2019
Posted In: Advocacy, Awareness

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Mentoring and Young People in Foster Care: Why Relationships Matter

BEST Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one mentoring for over 150 youth in foster care in the Washington DC Metro area. We match caring and consistent adult mentors with youth to provide them not only the guidance and support they need to grow up, but also […]

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Krislyn Mossman, Executive Director, BEST Kids
May 8th, 2019
Posted In: Advocacy, Awareness, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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The Important Role Mentoring Plays for Youth in Foster Care

There are few more resilient groups in our culture than the young adults aging out of foster care. They have bounced back from multiple placements, trauma, and often times, abuse. Some have been reunified with their loved ones, found forever families, while others have joined a community of […]

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Florence Rayner, CA Mentoring Partnership
May 24th, 2018
Posted In: Campaigns, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Our Affiliates

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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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In Real Life Blog Series: Building Life Skills and Independence for Youth in Foster Care

In support of April being National Financial Literacy Month, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is recognizing those who have demonstrated a deep commitment to delivering critical connections to our nation’s young people in this way, to aid them in achieving success at home, school and ultimately in the […]

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Colby Swettberg, CEO, Silver Lining Mentoring
April 25th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life

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