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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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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College & Career Readiness Program Spotlight: Adopt a Class

Adopt A Class, a Unique Approach to Group Mentoring Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned that has sustained our program year over year. But first, What is Adopt A Class? […]

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Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
July 26th, 2018
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Mentoring is Courage in Action

A recent episode of the Mentoring Minutes podcast begins with a quote by well-known American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, “Courage may be the most important of all virtues because without it we cannot practice any other virtues with consistency.” Host Robin Cox then reminds us […]

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Mike Di Marco, Chief of Strategy at Higher Achievement
July 26th, 2018
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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Holly Darnell, Coach at Marathon Kids

Mentoring youth is a big passion of mine. I currently mentor through a program called Marathon Kids, which is a nonprofit that encourages kids to get active and run the length of a marathon over the course of a program. My background is in exercise science so fitness […]

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Holly Darnell, Learning and Development Lead at Nike and Coach at Marathon Kids
May 29th, 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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