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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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How Advocacy Can Help College Students Become Leaders

For many, college is a time to explore the issues they care about. In high school, students tend to be restricted by rigid schedules, and rarely get the opportunity to lend their voices to issues they care about in an academic setting. Most higher education institutions have clubs, […]

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Juliana Ojeda, Government Relations Intern, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 12th, 2019
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Harnessing the power of positive mentors & outdoor experiences for healthy and resilient youth

Outdoor experiences have a profound impact on us, physically, mentally, and emotionally — being outside helps us live healthier and happier lives. Yet for many young people, these experiences are outside of reach. Combine the healing power of nature with the transformative power of a mentor and that’s […]

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SOS Outreach
May 16th, 2019
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Mentoring and Young People in Foster Care: Why Relationships Matter

BEST Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one mentoring for over 150 youth in foster care in the Washington DC Metro area. We match caring and consistent adult mentors with youth to provide them not only the guidance and support they need to grow up, but also […]

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Krislyn Mossman, Executive Director, BEST Kids
May 8th, 2019
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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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