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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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
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International Mentoring Day: Mentoring for a Better World

This blog post was kindly contributed by Eli A. Wolff and Mary A. Hums in recognition of International Mentoring Day. We celebrate International Mentoring Day on January 17 while honoring the legacy of Muhammad Ali on what would have been his 75th birthday. Reflecting on the power of […]

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Eli A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities & Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville
January 17th, 2017
Posted In: Events, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, Our Affiliates, Recognition

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In Real Life Blog Series: Embodying the Spirit of Volunteer Service

Like many college students, Jessica Grove assumed her post-graduation path would be straightforward, heading immediately to graduate school and continuing her education. But she couldn’t shake the voice in her head that led her in a different, unexpected direction. “I could not stand by while everywhere I looked […]

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Elizabeth Bass, Executive Director, Virginia Mentoring Partnership & Jessica Grove, AmeriCorps VISTA Member
September 29th, 2016
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Cross-sector Innovation in Mentoring Leads to Powerful Discussions

On August 25th, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, Ernst and Young, and LinkedIn hosted a conversation between some of the leading voices driving the mentoring movement in the Bay Area. With inclusion of inspiring young adults who benefited from having mentors, the Golden State Warriors organization, and City of […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 7th, 2016
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, Events, Our Affiliates

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