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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Mentoring Helps Create Inclusive Cultures Among Students of All Abilities

The shrill ring of a bell echoes through the halls and hundreds of students rejoice – it’s lunchtime. Filing into the cafeteria and finding a table filled with their friends to sit and eat with is a great reprieve from the classes they have been in all morning. […]

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Hadleigh Kindberg, Communications Associate, MENTOR New York
December 17th, 2019
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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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