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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Wisdom in the Shape of My Coach

As part of MENTOR’s #ThankYourMentor campaign, many people are taking the time to thank mentors who were there at critical moments in their lives. On our blog, we are featuring poignant stories from mentors and mentees who know the impact of mentoring first-hand. This story comes from Alphonso Mayo, […]

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Alphonso Mayo
November 22nd, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Mentoring Summit 2018: Fellows in the Spotlight

As the only national convening of youth mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic partners and leaders, the National Mentoring Summit provides attendees with an opportunity to engage in skill building, peer learning, advocacy and networking. Every year since the Summit’s founding, MENTOR has received requests from mentoring practitioners who want […]

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Julie Babyatzky, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
November 14th, 2017
Posted In: Events, National Mentoring Summit, Recognition

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New federal investments help expand, study school-based peer mentoring

For nearly 40 years, the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) has worked to create caring, vibrant school communities by activating the schools’ most underutilized and powerful resource: the students themselves. Substantial investments from two federal agencies will help CSS bring our evidence-based strategy of peer mentoring to over […]

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Margo Ross, Managing Director of Communications & Development for Center for Supportive Schools
October 31st, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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New Partnership with Million Women Mentors Increases Opportunities for Women in STEM

Today, 80% of the fastest-growing occupations require Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills. It is tempting to immediately suggest that all students should start learning computer coding or perhaps advanced calculus, or how to work alongside artificial intelligence. However, the education sector has been learning that hard […]

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Erin White and Ashley Szofer, STEMconnector
October 30th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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STEAM Rising: Mentors Across The Clubhouse Network Engage Youth in Creative Learning

The Clubhouse Network is an international community of 100 Clubhouses in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for nearly 25 years. Walk into a Clubhouse and you’re likely to find a pleasantly chaotic scene: Youth and adult mentors are scattered around the space, filming in front of […]

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Aviva Baff, Mentor Program Manager, The Clubhouse Network
October 18th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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