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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Masculinity and Mentoring: How the Power of Relationships Can Change the Conversation

“We need to prove how strong we are all of the time.” We heard this sentiment from young men in cities across the country, talking about their experiences becoming men. Father figures, mentors, and a host of men who may not even realize it can show our boys […]

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David Shapiro & Dudney Sylla, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
June 13th, 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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Summit Fellows Spotlight: Video From Jowharah Sanders

With the generous founding support of AT&T, MENTOR launched the Summit Fellowship Program in 2016 to provide professional development scholarships to mentoring program leaders facing financial constraints to attend our National Mentoring Summit. In 2017, thanks to additional investments, MENTOR expanded the Program and provided fifteen scholarships to dedicated […]

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Jowharah Sanders, Founder of NVEEE
June 4th, 2018
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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Jamal Dar, Executive Director at African Youth and Community Organization

Jamal Dar is a Somali refugee who immigrated to America at the age of 16 and is currently a Production Supervisor at Nike. After high school, he decided to take a year off and then enrolled in college and started a part-time job working at Nike. He came […]

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Jamal Dar, Production Supervisor at Nike and Executive Director at African Youth and Community Organization
May 29th, 2018
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