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: Holly Darnell, Coach at Marathon Kids

Mentoring youth is a big passion of mine. I currently mentor through a program called Marathon Kids, which is a nonprofit that encourages kids to get active and run the length of a marathon over the course of a program. My background is in exercise science so fitness […]

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Holly Darnell, Learning and Development Lead at Nike and Coach at Marathon Kids
May 29th, 2018
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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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2018 CORPORATE EXCELLENCE IN YOUTH MENTORING TOP 10 HONOREES

Finalists for the brand new Corporate Excellence in Youth Mentoring Award represent nine companies, five states, and a diverse array of industries spanning technology to finance to insurance – and they all have one thing in common: a commitment to building meaningful relationships to support young people while […]

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January 18th, 2018
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit, Recognition

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Summit Sponsor Spotlight: EY

Mentoring strengthens our communities and our careers As Director of Corporate Responsibility at EY and a College MAP Mentor, I’ve seen how being involved in mentoring and volunteering in our communities has a direct impact on employee engagement and career development. At EY, we hire tens of thousands […]

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Deborah K. Holmes, EY Americas Director of Corporate Responsibility
January 16th, 2018
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit

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Summit Sponsor Spotlight: AT&T

As part of its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, AT&T connects employees with students to provide mentoring and help students discover their potential. Since 2012, AT&T employees invested more than 1.6 million hours to impact students across the country. We asked one of these employees, Neal Backsman, to […]

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Neal Backsman, AT&T
January 9th, 2018
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, Mentoring Stories, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit

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