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: Q&A WITH JENNIFER HOLIDAY AT BANK OF AMERICA

Jennifer Holiday serves as a senior vice president, strategy and initiatives manager in Pennington, NJ, with Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management division. She frequently volunteers with a number of local nonprofits, including as a mentor in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Bucks County and […]

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Jennifer Holiday, Bank of America
December 21st, 2018
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Program Feature: Autism Mentorship Program (AMP)

Being autistic in a neurotypical world can be painful. This was literally brought home to me when my son Zach tearfully recounted the social challenges he encountered on the 2nd grade playground: “No one understands me, Mom. Not even you, because your brain works different than mine.” This […]

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Emily Goldberg, Autism Mom/Founder of AMP
December 17th, 2018
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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, will celebrate its tenth anniversary. Hailed as one of the most innovative and high-impact corporate volunteer programs in the country, College MAP […]

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Carolina Dominguez, EY
December 11th, 2018
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Capitol Hill Day Q&A with Chris Nunn, 3-Year Participant!

Every year, hundreds of mentoring advocates come to Washington, D.C. to participate in Capitol Hill Day during the National Mentoring Summit. This advocacy event brings members of Congress and their staff face-to-face with mentoring advocates to discuss critical issues facing the nation’s young people and policies that can […]

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Chris Nunn, Program Coordinator, Project Uplift in Alabama
November 9th, 2018
Posted In: Advocacy

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THE POWER OF ONE: How you can make a difference during STEM mentoring month

I just returned from the Million Women Mentors Summit in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of mission-driven leaders from across the country convened to tackle the issue of closing the gender and skills gaps in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), particularly among women and girls. The conference theme, […]

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Jenny Kopach, Executive Director & Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, Science Olympiad; Illinois State Chair, Million Women Mentors
October 30th, 2018
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns

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