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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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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Joana Ortiz, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Mass Mentoring Partnership
July 25th, 2018
Posted In: Campaigns, Education, Mentoring Partnership

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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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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
Posted In: Education, Mentoring Partnership, Our Affiliates

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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
Posted In: Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series

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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
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit

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