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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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Introducing the 2020 National Mentoring Summit Platinum Exhibitor: Innovative Mentoring Software

Introducing the 2020 National Mentoring Summit Platinum Exhibitor Innovative Mentoring Software is a premier client management solution for mentoring organizations. Successfully used for over 17 years by more than 150 clients, Innovative Mentoring provides easy-to-use, cloud-based software for managing all of a non-profit’s programs & initiatives. Innovative Mentoring […]

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Innovative Mentoring Software
November 15th, 2019
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Democracy in Action at Capitol Hill Day: Q & A with Syd Stewart

Q: Syd, 2019 was your first Capitol Hill Day, what was it like traveling from California to Washington, D.C.? A: Traveling to Washington D.C. from California for Capitol Hill Day to walk the halls of Congress and meet with my legislators was a memorable life experience. Memorable because […]

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Syd Stewart, Executive Director, Better Youth, Inc.
November 5th, 2019
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Congress Calls for Increase in Funding for Youth Mentoring

Last week, the U.S. Senate’s appropriations committee approved their bill that funds the Youth Mentoring Grant at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the new Fiscal Year 2020. This grant is still the only remaining mentoring-specific funding source for quality youth mentoring in the […]

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Abbie Evans, Senior Director of Government Relations and Adriane Alicea, Director of Government Relations, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 30th, 2019
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The Young People of Rhode Island Have Spoken!

When adults work with youth, too often the adults make the choices; whether choosing activities that are provided by an after-school program or deciding what to do with their mentee during their mentoring session, adults make the decisions. Instead of making choices for kids we need to start […]

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Christopher Margadonna, Mentor Recruitment Specialist at MENTOR Rhode Island
June 30th, 2018
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Youth Voice Spotlight: Q&A with Michael Rutledge, CBHS Wolverine Debate Coach

This month, MENTOR is highlighting not only the people, corporations, and organizations that work to empower youth to use their voice but also incredible youth who are using their voices in innovative ways. In honor of this month, I went back and interviewed someone who left an undeniably […]

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Ryan Williams, DukeEngage Intern
June 26th, 2018
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