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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Power of Peer Mentoring

The benefits of mentoring for young people are significant and well-established – youth development research shows that quality mentoring relationships with a caring adult have powerful positive effects on young people’s educational, personal, and professional situations, especially for young people who face an opportunity gap. For nearly 30 […]

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Marc Spencer, CEO of Summer Search
January 24th, 2019
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Mentoring for Peace

Eli and Mary have both worked in the area of mentoring for social change and have been part of the organizing team for the International Mentoring Day on January 17 of each year on Muhammad Ali’s birthday and during National Mentoring Month. Mentoring is universal: it is an […]

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Eli A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities & Brown University | Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville
January 15th, 2019
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Program Feature: Autism Mentorship Program (AMP)

Being autistic in a neurotypical world can be painful. This was literally brought home to me when my son Zach tearfully recounted the social challenges he encountered on the 2nd grade playground: “No one understands me, Mom. Not even you, because your brain works different than mine.” This […]

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Emily Goldberg, Autism Mom/Founder of AMP
December 17th, 2018
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THE POWER OF ONE: How you can make a difference during STEM mentoring month

I just returned from the Million Women Mentors Summit in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of mission-driven leaders from across the country convened to tackle the issue of closing the gender and skills gaps in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), particularly among women and girls. The conference theme, […]

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Jenny Kopach, Executive Director & Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, Science Olympiad; Illinois State Chair, Million Women Mentors
October 30th, 2018
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Pride Month Spotlight: Queer* Therapeutic Services

MENTOR is shining a light on LGBTQ mentoring this month. In the process, we have asked prominent and impactful LGBTQ serving organizations to write about the communities they serve and the methods they use to reach and teach LGBTQ mentees. As queer and trans people, we are incredibly […]

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Luca Pax and RP Whitmore-Bard with Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Services.
June 29th, 2018
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