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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Members of Congress Rally Together to Support Funds for Mentoring

In March, the White House released its proposed fiscal year 2020 budget (FY20) in which they requested $58 million for the OJJDP Youth Mentoring Program grant housed at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This request is a $37 million cut from the current funding […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
April 22nd, 2019
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Statement on White House FY20 Budget Proposal

In response to the budget request to Congress, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro said: We stand for making public investment in our youngest and most vulnerable a priority. The White House’s budget proposal cuts by nearly 40% the Youth Mentoring Grant, a program that is grounded in evidence-based research […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR
March 15th, 2019
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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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