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: Peer Mentors Inspire Improved Attendance in Baltimore City

Mentors have powerful opportunities to inspire students. This September, as part of the fourth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, we will be sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school.  According to Attendance Works, “students are more likely to go to […]

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Dr. Margo Ross, Senior Director of Development, and Dr. Beshon Smith, Executive Director of Delaware and Maryland
September 2nd, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Connecting with Community through Youth Initiated Mentoring

Every day, teachers, coaches and colleagues, build natural mentoring relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees, whether natural or formal, illustrating their role in helping youth develop skills, confidence and social capital. Read Alendra and Linda’s mentoring story […]

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Teresa Riesberg, Operations and Events Coordinator, Midlands Mentoring Partnership and Emily Wilson, Youth Initiated Mentoring Coordinator
August 26th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories, Our Affiliates

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In Real Life Blog Series: 60,000 College Graduates Say Natural Mentors are a Game Changer!

Every day, teachers, coaches and colleagues, build natural mentoring relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees, whether natural or formal, illustrating their role in helping youth develop skills, confidence and social capital. The field of mentoring owes a […]

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Jean E. Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
August 17th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Research

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In Real Life Blog Series: Thanks to Our Fantastic Mentors

Every day, teachers, coaches and colleagues, build natural mentoring relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees, whether natural or formal, illustrating their role in helping youth develop skills, confidence and social capital. This personal mentoring story, shared by our own […]

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Brendan Anderson, Marketing & Communications VISTA
August 15th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories, Uncategorized

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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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