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: 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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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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