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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The Power of Mentoring Black Girls in Chicago

From someone getting shot right under our first-floor window to occasionally being in the middle of a police foot chase, I witnessed first-hand the struggles of poverty and living in a violence-stricken neighborhood growing up on the Southside of Chicago. Many of the people I grew up with […]

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Deidra Bibbs, Ladies of Virtue Mentee
March 19th, 2019
Posted In: Awareness, In Real Life, Mentoring Stories

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Statement on White House FY20 Budget Proposal

In response to the budget request to Congress, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro said: We stand for making public investment in our youngest and most vulnerable a priority. The White House’s budget proposal cuts by nearly 40% the Youth Mentoring Grant, a program that is grounded in evidence-based research […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR
March 15th, 2019
Posted In: Advocacy


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Power of Peer Mentoring

The benefits of mentoring for young people are significant and well-established – youth development research shows that quality mentoring relationships with a caring adult have powerful positive effects on young people’s educational, personal, and professional situations, especially for young people who face an opportunity gap. For nearly 30 […]

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Marc Spencer, CEO of Summer Search
January 24th, 2019
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with Jean Eddy of American Student Assistance (ASA)

Jean Eddy is the president and CEO of ASA, a national nonprofit committed to helping young people know themselves, know their options and make informed choices to achieve their education and career goals. ASA fulfills its mission by providing tools and resources to students online, in classrooms, and […]

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Jean Eddy, President and CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA)
January 22nd, 2019
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit

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Mentoring for Peace

Eli and Mary have both worked in the area of mentoring for social change and have been part of the organizing team for the International Mentoring Day on January 17 of each year on Muhammad Ali’s birthday and during National Mentoring Month. Mentoring is universal: it is an […]

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Eli A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities & Brown University | Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville
January 15th, 2019
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