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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Who Will Show Up for the Next Generation of Men

September 2014 This blog post originated on Esquire.com I don’t think I have time. What will we do? What will we talk about? Will it really make a difference? As the “mentoring guy,” these are the questions men – friends, acquaintances, family and even the guy next to […]

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David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR
September 16th, 2014
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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James Anderson: Prison Inmate to a Passionate Advocate

August 2014 James Anderson spent five years in and out of the California prison system before the age of 20. In his own words, he says, “I felt so worthless that I believed that’s where I belonged. I was that kid that you pointed at and said ‘forget […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 21st, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Minnesota Bigs in Blue Mentoring Program Bonds Police Force and Community

August 2014 When speaking to St. Cloud, Minnesota Police Chief Wm. Blair Anderson, it’s obvious he can’t mention enough how the Bigs in Blue initiative, facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota (BBBS of Central Minnesota), has impacted the police force and the local community. The […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 20th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Q&A with James Anderson

August 2014 James Anderson is the Program Administrator of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). ARC works to create safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for, and comprised of formerly incarcerated young men and women. James came to the ARC after a transforming experience in the […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 20th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Golf Channel’s For the Record Features Bill Russell & MENTOR’s Champions Golf Challenge

May 2014 MENTOR’s Champions Golf Challenge is a premier celebrity-amateur golf competition co-hosted by MENTOR board members Geoff Boisi and Bill Russell. The 2014 tournament was held May 4-5, 2014 in Sea Island, Georgia. This year’s event was a partnership between MENTOR and the Tucker Anderson 4 Life […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 27th, 2014
Posted In: Events

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