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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Young People as Collaborators in Mentoring

Sydney Adams, NMRC Consultant  Currently, population reviews on the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) exist as “an attempt to answer key questions about mentoring’s effectiveness, participant characteristics and program processes that influence that effectiveness, and successful implementation of relevant programs to date.” These reviews end with an “Implications […]

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June 30th, 2020
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Youth Advocate in Action: Expanding Supports for English Language Learner Students

Ivette Maza, Youth Advocate for Mentoring, MENTOR National In order to uncover the realities of living in the United States of America as a first-generation and/or English language learner, it is important to acknowledge America’s origin and its current discriminatory and oppressive systems. The United States of America, […]

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June 30th, 2020
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Physical Fitness and Mental Health Awareness

By: Ryan McGowan May is Physical Fitness and Mental Health Awareness month and especially in these challenging times, it’s more important now than ever to be there and support youth as they navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out this movement exercise from Ryan McGowan, owner and […]

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May 29th, 2020
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How Mentors Support Mental Health and Well-Being

As much as I’d like to say that it’s easy working with youth, it would discredit the growth, commitment and passion that it takes to accurately serve them. After working four years at a nonprofit youth-serving organization, I was able to understand what it takes to be there […]

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May 26th, 2020
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Americorps VISTA Spotlight: Eleanor Donahue

After four years in a Catholic, all-girls high school, I think I would have been hard-pressed not to have a female mentor (or multiple!) in my life. Every minute of my education, I was surrounded by strong, opinionated girls who have grown up to become empathetic, vibrant leaders […]

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Training and Product Design VISTA at MENTOR
March 16th, 2020
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