Q&A With Chanelle Price, USA Track & Field

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. Track star Chanelle Price, an American middle-distance runner, shows us how the mentors in her life have inspired and encouraged her to get active. […]

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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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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Holly Darnell, Coach at Marathon Kids

Mentoring youth is a big passion of mine. I currently mentor through a program called Marathon Kids, which is a nonprofit that encourages kids to get active and run the length of a marathon over the course of a program. My background is in exercise science so fitness […]

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Holly Darnell, Learning and Development Lead at Nike and Coach at Marathon Kids
May 29th, 2018
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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Sarah Sowers, Volunteer for Special Olympics Team Wellness

We interviewed Sarah Sowers, Chair of Nike’s Ability Network, about how she inspires her mentees to stay active and fit. Nike’s philosophy of “If you have a body, you are an athlete” is demonstrated through their Ability Network, which strives for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and […]

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Sarah Sowers, Sr. Innovator, Training Footwear at Nike and Volunteer for Special Olympics Team Wellness
May 29th, 2018
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The Important Role Mentoring Plays for Youth in Foster Care

There are few more resilient groups in our culture than the young adults aging out of foster care. They have bounced back from multiple placements, trauma, and often times, abuse. Some have been reunified with their loved ones, found forever families, while others have joined a community of […]

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Florence Rayner, CA Mentoring Partnership
May 24th, 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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