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 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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Q&A With Chanelle Price, USA Track & Field

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, we’re sharing stories about how positive mentoring relationships support a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Track star Chanelle Price, an American middle-distance runner, shows us how the mentors in her life have inspired and encouraged her to get active. […]

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Chanelle Price
May 15th, 2018
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Practicing Savvy Money Management Habits With Your Mentee

April is National Financial Literacy Month! Research has shown that American teens rank below half of their peers in other developed economies when it comes to financial literacy.  Mentoring can play an important role in helping young people develop and maintain healthy financial habits – habits that are […]

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Sherrell Duclos, Financial Literacy Facilitator at Jared’s Heart of Success   
April 18th, 2018
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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Feature: Coach Hemon – Using Soccer to Help Young Refugees

This International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we are sharing stories of how the power of sport, as part of a mentoring relationship, can help promote equality and understanding. According to the UN, “Sport as a universal language can be a powerful tool to promote peace, […]

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Matthew Zinner, Up2Us Sports Intern
April 6th, 2018
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Wisdom in the Shape of My Coach

As part of MENTOR’s #ThankYourMentor campaign, many people are taking the time to thank mentors who were there at critical moments in their lives. On our blog, we are featuring poignant stories from mentors and mentees who know the impact of mentoring first-hand. This story comes from Alphonso Mayo, […]

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Alphonso Mayo
November 22nd, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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