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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In Real Life Blog Series: Creating Safe Spaces through Mentoring

This December, we are sharing resources, stories, and tips for mentors and mentees to create safe, inclusive spaces for all, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). This post looks at how one agency—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware—responded to a real community need […]

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Christian Rummell, Senior Researcher at American Institutes for Research
December 8th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education, In Real Life

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In Real Life Blog Series: Building the Disability Inclusion Pipeline through Mentoring

In the United States, the disability community represents approximately 56.7 million people; roughly 1 in 5 people or 19% of the total population. However, only 59% of youth with disabilities age 18-20 attend post-secondary education compared to 72% of youth without a disability. And in a recent national […]

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Derek Shields, Founder and Co-Chair of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition
December 5th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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Paying It Forward: Career Guidance from a True Mentor

When Thanksgiving approaches each November, we reflect on those we’re most grateful for. On social media, many people are taking the time to thank mentors who were there at critical moments in their lives with #ThankYourMentor. On our blog, we are featuring poignant stories from mentors and mentees who […]

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Brendan Anderson, Marketing & Communications VISTA
November 23rd, 2016
Posted In: Campaigns, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Edgar and Ulises’ #MentoringCruise Story Wins Top Prize

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Cabot Creamery Cooperative are proud to honor Dr. Edgar Villamarin for his excellent service through mentoring as winner of the 2017 #MentoringCruise contest! For the past six years, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, a dairycooperative of 1,100 farm families in New England […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 20th, 2016
Posted In: Campaigns, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Fighting Chronic Absence during Attendance Awareness Month

This September marks the fourth annual Attendance Awareness Month (AAM) campaign, an opportunity to rally the community, youth advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is proud to continue to serve as an AAM convening […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 10th, 2016
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life

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