Meeting Youth Where They Are: Why Social-Emotional Skills and Cultural Responsive Mentoring is Critical for College and Career Readiness

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t articulate this at the time, but I was suffering from depression. During […]

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Capitol Hill Day Q&A with Chris Nunn, 3-Year Participant!

Every year, hundreds of mentoring advocates come to Washington, D.C. to participate in Capitol Hill Day during the National Mentoring Summit. This advocacy event brings members of Congress and their staff face-to-face with mentoring advocates to discuss critical issues facing the nation’s young people and policies that can […]

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Chris Nunn, Program Coordinator, Project Uplift in Alabama
November 9th, 2018
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How We Built an Advocacy Coalition and Campaign to Expand Mentoring for Students

At Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), we believe that every young person in Massachusetts has the right to access mentors and adult role models to help them reach their full potential. One foundational goal of MMP’s advocacy is to embed mentoring in systems and institutions as a means of […]

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Chelsea Aquino, Manager of Government Relations and Public Policy, Mass Mentoring Partnership
August 21st, 2018
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Turning Advocacy into Action

Growing up on the fringe of D.C., it’s ironic to think that running around the White House Lawn during an Easter Egg Roll was the closest I got to politics. That is… until my first Capitol Hill Day in 2016! Thanks to MENTOR, I have learned how to […]

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Margie Morris, Executive Director, MENTOR Illinois
August 6th, 2018
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Welcome to Advocacy August

For members of Congress, August is a time to return to their home districts and visit with their constituents. It’s also an exciting opportunity for mentoring advocates to take action in their community and engage with their elected officials. This Advocacy August, advocates can choose to take on […]

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Adriane Alicea, Director of Government Relations, MENTOR
August 1st, 2018
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107 Members of Congress Sign Letters in Support of Federal Funds for Mentoring 

In March, we received exciting news that the Youth Mentoring Grant was funded at $94 million in federal fiscal year 2018 (FY18) – a $14 million increase from FY17. This accomplishment is thanks to the messages mentoring advocates sent to Congress over the last few months reminding legislators […]

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Abbie Evans and Adriane Alicea, MENTOR’s Government Relations Team 
May 1st, 2018
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