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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How Mentors Support Mental Health and Well-Being

As much as I’d like to say that it’s easy working with youth, it would discredit the growth, commitment and passion that it takes to accurately serve them. After working four years at a nonprofit youth-serving organization, I was able to understand what it takes to be there […]

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May 26th, 2020
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Americorps VISTA Spotlight: Eleanor Donahue

After four years in a Catholic, all-girls high school, I think I would have been hard-pressed not to have a female mentor (or multiple!) in my life. Every minute of my education, I was surrounded by strong, opinionated girls who have grown up to become empathetic, vibrant leaders […]

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Training and Product Design VISTA at MENTOR
March 16th, 2020
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AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight: Dorothy Whitfield

I am excited to celebrate Women’s History Month this year as MENTOR’s Development VISTA through AmeriCorps. In this role I help add capacity to MENTOR’s Affiliates by offering fundraising support, creating and distributing fundraising tools and templates, and helping to lead in-person and virtual fundraising trainings. Having developed […]

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Dorothy Whitfield, Development VISTA at MENTOR
March 12th, 2020
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My Team of Six

I am the AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Data Analyst at MENTOR Memphis Grizzles (MMG). Since those are a lot of words that don’t really say anything about my story of how I got here, let me start from the beginning. I was raised by women. That is […]

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Katie Castillo, Data Analyst VISTA at MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies
March 11th, 2020
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Unintentional Service

I fell into AmeriCorps while looking for a job on Craigslist, and it turned out serving in AmeriCorps was the best thing to happen me professionally. I served as an AmeriCorps state member—specifically as a Highland Street Ambassador of Mentoring with the Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership. Though the mentors […]

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Charline Alexandre-Joseph, Director of Workforce Development at MENTOR
March 10th, 2020
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