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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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Student/Partner Alliance: Mentoring Beyond School

This September, we are celebrating Back to School by exploring the difference mentors can make in the lives of students. Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA) is a non-profit dedicated to providing urban students in the greater Newark, NJ area the support they need to graduate high school with a college […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 26th, 2019
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Mentoring Helps Extend Educational Access To NYC Teen

As the 2019 school year begins, one young teen is more excited than most! Meet Mahamadou, a 14-year-old TEAK Fellowship mentee living in NYC.  Polite, thoughtful and very driven, Mahamadou is a young man with big goals: one goal being to expand his academic opportunities by attending boarding […]

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Hadleigh Kindberg, Communications Associate, MENTOR New York and Vanessa Greer, Mentor Program Manager, TEAK Fellowship
September 3rd, 2019
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August is a Month of Mentoring Advocacy

Every year, members of Congress return to their communities for the entire month of August. Congress uses this month as a “recess” for legislative business, but it’s no break for members of Congress. They spend their time addressing critical district and state work by meeting with constituents, visiting […]

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Adriane Alicea, Director of Government Relations
July 30th, 2019
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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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How We Built an Advocacy Coalition and Campaign to Expand Mentoring for Students

At Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), we believe that every young person in Massachusetts has the right to access mentors and adult role models to help them reach their full potential. One foundational goal of MMP’s advocacy is to embed mentoring in systems and institutions as a means of […]

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Chelsea Aquino, Manager of Government Relations and Public Policy, Mass Mentoring Partnership
August 21st, 2018
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