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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Fighting Chronic Absence during Attendance Awareness Month

This September marks the fourth annual Attendance Awareness Month (AAM) campaign, an opportunity to rally the community, youth advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is proud to continue to serve as an AAM convening […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 10th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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Expert Panel Discusses Pathways to Reentry and Employment for the Formerly Incarcerated

This April, representatives from the White House, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), the National Urban League and others participated in a panel discussion to examine programs and policies aimed at helping at-risk youth stay on track and formerly incarcerated individuals find pathways […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
April 29th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness

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National Mentoring Month: We All Need Mentors

By Guest Bloggers Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary,U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, and David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
January 15th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, In Real Life, National Mentoring Month Blog Series

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MENTOR Participates in White House Efforts to Promote Mentoring and Student Success

As part of a continued effort to ensure that all young people have the opportunities they need to reach their full potential, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) recently traveled to Washington, DC to participate in White House efforts designed to support President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
January 11th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Tackles Chronic Absenteeism

October 2015 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is giving voice to efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism, calling for caring adults to help young people stay connected to school. In a newly released video message, Secretary Duncan highlights the impact of missing just a few days of school and how […]

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Jennifer Merrill, Marketing & Communications Manager
October 7th, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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