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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The Power of Mentoring Black Girls in Chicago

From someone getting shot right under our first-floor window to occasionally being in the middle of a police foot chase, I witnessed first-hand the struggles of poverty and living in a violence-stricken neighborhood growing up on the Southside of Chicago. Many of the people I grew up with […]

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Deidra Bibbs, Ladies of Virtue Mentee
March 19th, 2019
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Power of Peer Mentoring

The benefits of mentoring for young people are significant and well-established – youth development research shows that quality mentoring relationships with a caring adult have powerful positive effects on young people’s educational, personal, and professional situations, especially for young people who face an opportunity gap. For nearly 30 […]

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Marc Spencer, CEO of Summer Search
January 24th, 2019
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Mentoring for Peace

Eli and Mary have both worked in the area of mentoring for social change and have been part of the organizing team for the International Mentoring Day on January 17 of each year on Muhammad Ali’s birthday and during National Mentoring Month. Mentoring is universal: it is an […]

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Eli A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities & Brown University | Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville
January 15th, 2019
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Program Feature: Autism Mentorship Program (AMP)

Being autistic in a neurotypical world can be painful. This was literally brought home to me when my son Zach tearfully recounted the social challenges he encountered on the 2nd grade playground: “No one understands me, Mom. Not even you, because your brain works different than mine.” This […]

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Emily Goldberg, Autism Mom/Founder of AMP
December 17th, 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
Posted In: Campaigns, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Our Affiliates

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