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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Making Effective Match Support and Closure Practices a Bigger Priority in Youth Mentoring Programs

Reflections from the 2016 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring One of the defining phrases of the modern youth mentoring movement has been “fervor without infrastructure.” This concept, applied to the emerging youth mentoring field in Marc Freedman’s landmark 1991 book The Kindness of Strangers, articulated an essential tension […]

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Mike Garringer, Director of Knowledge Management, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 30th, 2016
Posted In: Events, In Real Life, Research

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In Real Life Blog Series: Embodying the Spirit of Volunteer Service

Like many college students, Jessica Grove assumed her post-graduation path would be straightforward, heading immediately to graduate school and continuing her education. But she couldn’t shake the voice in her head that led her in a different, unexpected direction. “I could not stand by while everywhere I looked […]

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Elizabeth Bass, Executive Director, Virginia Mentoring Partnership & Jessica Grove, AmeriCorps VISTA Member
September 29th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Our Affiliates

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Edgar and Ulises’ #MentoringCruise Story Wins Top Prize

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Cabot Creamery Cooperative are proud to honor Dr. Edgar Villamarin for his excellent service through mentoring as winner of the 2017 #MentoringCruise contest! For the past six years, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, a dairycooperative of 1,100 farm families in New England […]

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Brendan Anderson
September 20th, 2016
Posted In: Campaigns, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Reflections on Capitol Hill Day and the Power of Mentoring Advocacy

During the 2017 National Mentoring Summit mentoring advocates will participate in Capitol Hill Day to bring Members of Congress and their staff face to face with the mentoring community to talk about the importance of quality mentoring and how mentoring can be used to help address a number […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 8th, 2016
Posted In: Advocacy, National Mentoring Summit

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Developmental Relationships: The Key to Crucial Systems of Support for Youth

Every day, teachers, coaches and colleagues, build natural mentoring relationships with youth through simple interactions. This story shows the power of relationships and literature to help all people develop skills, confidence and social capital. I love to read and am well-known among those close to me for reading absolutely […]

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Diane Terrell, Executive Director, Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
September 7th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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