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 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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AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight: Madison Yerke

Having mentors in my life played a significant role in my path to becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America). Be it through school, sports, professionally, or creatively — mentors have been there to guide and support me from major life transitions, to the small questions […]

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Madison Yerke, Marketing & Communications VISTA at MENTOR
March 9th, 2020
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