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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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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Pride Month Spotlight: StartOut Mentorship Program to Support LGBTQ Entrepreneurs

MENTOR is shining a light on LGBTQ mentoring this Pride month.  We have asked prominent and impactful LGBTQ serving organizations to share their experiences about the communities they serve and the methods they use to reach and teach LGBTQ mentees. Despite our celebration of Pride month, all year long we […]

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Sarah Burgaud, Director of Programs at StartOut
June 26th, 2018
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Q&A With Shannon Boxx, Former Member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, we’re sharing stories about how positive mentoring relationships support a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. We interviewed Shannon Boxx, former member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, on how she has been inspired by her mentors to stay […]

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Shannon Boxx, former member of the US Women's National Soccer Team
May 30th, 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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