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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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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: EY

EY College MAP: Ten years of connecting young people to their college dreams. In 2019, College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), EY’s signature mentoring program, celebrated its 10th anniversary. At this year’s MENTOR summit, EY College MAP will be honored for this exciting milestone. At EY, we […]

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January 7th, 2020
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Jean Eddy, President and CEO, American Student Assistance (ASA)

SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Jean Eddy, President and CEO, American Student Assistance (ASA) At ASA we help kids know themselves, know their options, and make informed choices to achieve their education and career goals. We believe that there is a path for every student and a plan for every […]

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January 7th, 2020
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Mentor Match Spotlight: Elesha & Sue

As a youth, I was in-and-out of juvenile detention, youth prison, shelters, and foster care. For a long time I believed that I wouldn’t amount to anything meaningful because that’s what some of the people in my life and society told me. When I was in solitary confinement, […]

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Elesha Nightingale, DJMC Program Coordinator
December 24th, 2019
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Youth Mentoring Program Grant Update

Partners and friends: As you may know, Congress has approved two appropriations packages to finalize funding for federal fiscal year 2020 (FY20), currently awaiting the President’s signature. Included in one of the packages is continued funding for a priority many of us share: the Youth Mentoring Program grant […]

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December 20th, 2019
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Mentoring Helps Create Inclusive Cultures Among Students of All Abilities

The shrill ring of a bell echoes through the halls and hundreds of students rejoice – it’s lunchtime. Filing into the cafeteria and finding a table filled with their friends to sit and eat with is a great reprieve from the classes they have been in all morning. […]

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Hadleigh Kindberg, Communications Associate, MENTOR New York
December 17th, 2019
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