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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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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AmeriCorps Week: Serving With a Mentoring Program

The week of March 11-17 is AmeriCorps week! This is a week to celebrate the organizations, programs and members of the AmeriCorps community who dedicate their time and energy to service nationwide. In honor of this week, MENTOR is featuring blogs from AmeriCorps members who are spending their […]

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Rachel Benjamin, Mentor 2.0 Program Ambassador, Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring
March 6th, 2018
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Statement on White House FY19 Budget Proposal

The White House FY19 budget proposal slashes investment in programs serving young people and communities across the country. As we look ahead with uncertainty about how Congress will act on the budget request, we are clear about this: Budgets are reflections of our values and ambitions. When we […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR
February 13th, 2018
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