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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AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight: Alissa Talbert

During my four years at Salisbury University, I played for the Women’s Lacrosse team. As an underclassman, I valued being surrounded by constant support and guidance from my coaching staff and teammates. We had a “little sister, big sister” support structure on the team that provided an opportunity […]

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Alissa Talbert, Affiliate Network VISTA at MENTOR
March 16th, 2020
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Connection in a time of Social Distancing

As a movement committed to relationships and proximity, we are thinking deeply about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for youth mentoring relationships and ensuring they are sustained in ways that are intentional and safe. While we continue to monitor information from health experts, we also want to use […]

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David Shapiro, President & CEO at MENTOR
March 12th, 2020
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The “Super Power” of Mentoring

The “Super Power” of Mentoring When meeting Omarina Cabrera, a young woman from the Bronx, one can’t help but be struck by her intelligence, poise and confidence. Omarina’s story which has been profiled on PBS, resembles many other youth in our communities – young people growing up as […]

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Kerry H. Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, MENTOR Board Member
February 11th, 2020
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: LinkedIn

At LinkedIn, we believe that two people with equal talent should have equal access to opportunity. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The reality is that where you grow up, where you go to school, and where you work can give you a 12x advantage in gaining […]

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Cammie Erickson Social Impact, LinkedIn
January 21st, 2020
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: DELOITTE

Helping to create a future of opportunity. We are using the strength of the Deloitte community to help people uncover pathways to prosperity through college readiness, skills development, and employment access initiatives. One such way is through RightStep™ ― our commitment to helping students overcome obstacles they face […]

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January 13th, 2020
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