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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Supporting Dreamers: EY creates free resource list for students impacted by DACA

Lydia* was a standout student at her New York City high school. Her name regularly appeared on the honor roll for academic merit. She excelled in her favorite subjects, Math and Economics. Like many of her classmates, she dreamed of becoming the first person in her family to […]

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EY
August 16th, 2018
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Turning Advocacy into Action

Growing up on the fringe of D.C., it’s ironic to think that running around the White House Lawn during an Easter Egg Roll was the closest I got to politics. That is… until my first Capitol Hill Day in 2016! Thanks to MENTOR, I have learned how to […]

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Margie Morris, Executive Director, MENTOR Illinois
August 6th, 2018
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Welcome to Advocacy August

For members of Congress, August is a time to return to their home districts and visit with their constituents. It’s also an exciting opportunity for mentoring advocates to take action in their community and engage with their elected officials. This Advocacy August, advocates can choose to take on […]

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Adriane Alicea, Director of Government Relations, MENTOR
August 1st, 2018
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College & Career Readiness Program Spotlight: Adopt a Class

Adopt A Class, a Unique Approach to Group Mentoring Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned that has sustained our program year over year. But first, What is Adopt A Class? […]

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Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
July 26th, 2018
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Mentoring is Courage in Action

A recent episode of the Mentoring Minutes podcast begins with a quote by well-known American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, “Courage may be the most important of all virtues because without it we cannot practice any other virtues with consistency.” Host Robin Cox then reminds us […]

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Mike Di Marco, Chief of Strategy at Higher Achievement
July 26th, 2018
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