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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AmeriCorps Week Blog Series: The Power of Service

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we are joining the national celebration to recognize those who choose to serve. In its almost 25 year history, AmeriCorps has engaged over 1 million United States citizens to build our homes, teach our youth, strengthen our businesses, protect the environment, and serve […]

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Brendan Anderson
March 8th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, Events, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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AmeriCorps Week Blog Series: The Decision to Serve

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we are joining the national celebration to recognize those who choose to serve. In its almost 25 year history, AmeriCorps has engaged over 1 million United States citizens to build our homes, teach our youth, strengthen our businesses, protect the environment, and serve […]

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Brendan Anderson
March 7th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Events, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Creating Safe Spaces through Mentoring

This December, we are sharing resources, stories, and tips for mentors and mentees to create safe, inclusive spaces for all, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). This post looks at how one agency—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware—responded to a real community need […]

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Christian Rummell, Senior Researcher at American Institutes for Research
December 8th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education, In Real Life

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In Real Life Blog Series: Building the Disability Inclusion Pipeline through Mentoring

In the United States, the disability community represents approximately 56.7 million people; roughly 1 in 5 people or 19% of the total population. However, only 59% of youth with disabilities age 18-20 attend post-secondary education compared to 72% of youth without a disability. And in a recent national […]

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Derek Shields, Founder and Co-Chair of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition
December 5th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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VISTAS

Four New VISTAs Help Build Mentoring Capacity Nationwide  

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is proud to welcome the next National MENTOR Corps! Comprised of four recent college graduates giving a year of national service through AmeriCorps VISTA, the corps will serve in MENTOR’s Boston offices to progress the mentoring movement around the country. As a team, […]

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Brendan Anderson, Marketing & Communications VISTA, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 25th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Mentoring Partnership

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