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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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Sarah Sowers, Volunteer for Special Olympics Team Wellness

We interviewed Sarah Sowers, Chair of Nike’s Ability Network, about how she inspires her mentees to stay active and fit. Nike’s philosophy of “If you have a body, you are an athlete” is demonstrated through their Ability Network, which strives for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and […]

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Sarah Sowers, Sr. Innovator, Training Footwear at Nike and Volunteer for Special Olympics Team Wellness
May 29th, 2018
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The Important Role Mentoring Plays for Youth in Foster Care

There are few more resilient groups in our culture than the young adults aging out of foster care. They have bounced back from multiple placements, trauma, and often times, abuse. Some have been reunified with their loved ones, found forever families, while others have joined a community of […]

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Florence Rayner, CA Mentoring Partnership
May 24th, 2018
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107 Members of Congress Sign Letters in Support of Federal Funds for Mentoring 

In March, we received exciting news that the Youth Mentoring Grant was funded at $94 million in federal fiscal year 2018 (FY18) – a $14 million increase from FY17. This accomplishment is thanks to the messages mentoring advocates sent to Congress over the last few months reminding legislators […]

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Abbie Evans and Adriane Alicea, MENTOR’s Government Relations Team 
May 1st, 2018
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Community Collaborations: The Mentoring Partnership of SW PA Teams Up with Remake Learning to Celebrate Women’s History Month and Bring Programs Together to Share Big Ideas

The Mentoring Partnership of SW PA (TMP) hosts monthly LENS meetings to give our network of programs the opportunity to Learn, Engage, Network and Share with one another.  We co-hosted this month’s LENS meeting with our community partner Remake Learning – a Pittsburgh-based collaborative that ignites engaging, relevant […]

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Kristan Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mentoring Pittsburgh
March 27th, 2018
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Progress for Women is Rooted in Local Initiatives Tied to National and Global Movements

Throughout March we are celebrating Women’s History Month! We will be highlighting the important contributions women have made to the mentoring field, as well as featuring stories from female mentors and mentees. This month, while we celebrate women’s history and reflect on the progress of equality over the course […]

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Ashley Szofer, Senior Director of Communications & Partnerships, STEMconnector
March 22nd, 2018
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