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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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Mentor Match Spotlight: Elesha & Sue

As a youth, I was in-and-out of juvenile detention, youth prison, shelters, and foster care. For a long time I believed that I wouldn’t amount to anything meaningful because that’s what some of the people in my life and society told me. When I was in solitary confinement, […]

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Elesha Nightingale, DJMC Program Coordinator
December 24th, 2019
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Mentoring Helps Extend Educational Access To NYC Teen

As the 2019 school year begins, one young teen is more excited than most! Meet Mahamadou, a 14-year-old TEAK Fellowship mentee living in NYC.  Polite, thoughtful and very driven, Mahamadou is a young man with big goals: one goal being to expand his academic opportunities by attending boarding […]

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Hadleigh Kindberg, Communications Associate, MENTOR New York and Vanessa Greer, Mentor Program Manager, TEAK Fellowship
September 3rd, 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
Posted In: Advocacy, Awareness, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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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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Supporting Dreamers: EY creates free resource list for students impacted by DACA

Lydia* was a standout student at her New York City high school. Her name regularly appeared on the honor roll for academic merit. She excelled in her favorite subjects, Math and Economics. Like many of her classmates, she dreamed of becoming the first person in her family to […]

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EY
August 20th, 2018
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