Pride Month Spotlight: Queer* Therapeutic Services

MENTOR is shining a light on LGBTQ mentoring this month. In the process, we have asked prominent and impactful LGBTQ serving organizations to write about the communities they serve and the methods they use to reach and teach LGBTQ mentees. As queer and trans people, we are incredibly […]

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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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A Great Opportunity: Helping Youth Navigate the College Financial Aid Process

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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Michelle Hodara, Education Northwest
April 25th, 2018
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Q&A with Check & Connect Mentor of Foster Youth

I recently interviewed Emma Dixon, a Check & Connect mentor at Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit serving 7,000 children in foster care statewide. They’ve been implementing Check & Connect — an evidence-based student engagement intervention developed here at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s — since 2013 to […]

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Jana Hallas, National Check & Connect Trainer, University of Minnesota
January 18th, 2018
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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
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New federal investments help expand, study school-based peer mentoring

For nearly 40 years, the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) has worked to create caring, vibrant school communities by activating the schools’ most underutilized and powerful resource: the students themselves. Substantial investments from two federal agencies will help CSS bring our evidence-based strategy of peer mentoring to over […]

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Margo Ross, Managing Director of Communications & Development for Center for Supportive Schools
October 31st, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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