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: Growing through Mentoring from the ‘STEM’ Up

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to prepare youth for college and career readiness. This article from the Iowa Mentoring Partnership shows how women in STEM are inspiring young girls to become the scientists, technicians, engineers, […]

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Mariah Himes, Iowa Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps VISTA
October 17th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Mentoring Leads to Success in Life after High School

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to support students at-risk of falling off track and encourage them to enroll in college. This article shows how the continued support of a mentor is invaluable to students in college […]

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Tami Silverman, CEO, Indiana Youth Institute
October 11th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories

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Edgar and Ulises’ #MentoringCruise Story Wins Top Prize

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Cabot Creamery Cooperative are proud to honor Dr. Edgar Villamarin for his excellent service through mentoring as winner of the 2017 #MentoringCruise contest! For the past six years, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, a dairycooperative of 1,100 farm families in New England […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 20th, 2016
Posted In: Campaigns, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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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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