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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MENTOR and BBBS of Canada Host Mentoring Researcher Symposium

May 2015 The translation of fresh research into innovative program practice and meaningful advocacy is one of the most important aspects of the youth mentoring field-it allows programs to deliver more impactful services to youth and spurs interest and investment by key policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders. New […]

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Mike Garringer, Director of Knowledge Management
May 14th, 2015
Posted In: Events, Research

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Baltimore Steps Forward to Mentor Post Freddie Gray

May 2015 This op-ed originated on BaltimoreSun.com, the online platform for The Baltimore Sun. When Trayvon Martin’s life was taken our nation was forced into a long overdue conversation about the condition of the lives of African-American boys and young men. Young men like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; […]

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David Shapiro, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership & Terry Hickey, Maryland Mentoring Resource Center
May 11th, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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New MBK Alliance Identifies Mentoring as Critical to Opportunity and Achievement

May 2015 This week, President Obama announced the launch of the MBK Alliance, a nonprofit charged with carrying forward the vision set forth in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address disparities and barriers to opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color. MENTOR: The National […]

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Diane Quest, Senior Director of External Affairs
May 8th, 2015
Posted In: Campaigns

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Senate Committee Passes Key Before and Afterschool Amendment

April 2015 The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, or No Child Left Behind) is several years overdue for re-authorization but has been caught up in partisan fighting over key provisions like assessments, accountability and uses of funding. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee considered a bipartisan […]

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Abbie Evans, Director of Government Relations
April 15th, 2015
Posted In: Advocacy

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National Mentoring Month Soars High in 2015

February 2015 The 2015 National Mentoring Month campaign received impressive national attention and engagement with a presidential proclamation in January, numerous press mentions, social media conversations, email mentions and more. Each year, we are reminded that this campaign is key to expanding mentoring awareness and promoting the mentoring effect in […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
February 4th, 2015
Posted In: Campaigns

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