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 Relationships: Opening Doors to Opportunity

September 2015 This op-ed was originally featured on America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation blog. In an era when many of us tend to be “plugged-in” at all times through social media, smartphones, email or other communication channels, it’s hard to understand that there are still young people out there yearning […]

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David Shapiro, CEO & President of MENTOR
September 21st, 2015
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Tackling Chronic Absence through Mentoring: A Call to Action

September 2014 This op-ed was originally featured on America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation blog.  Increasingly, mentoring is being utilized as a powerful tool to bridge the opportunity gap and support young people in staying connected or getting re-connected to school, work and community. While delivering academic content and building skills […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 14th, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, The Mentoring Effect

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Can Mentoring Be a Game Changer for DC Public Schools?

September 2015 This op-ed was originally featured on The Huffington Post and is co-authored by David B. Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and Joe Echevarria, CEO of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. In Washington, DC, as the new school year gets underway, school administrators have laid the groundwork for […]

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David B. Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR and Joe Echevarria, CEO of My Brother’s Keeper
September 11th, 2015
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps: Scaling Reading Success

September 2015 AARP Foundation has received $3 million in investments over three years from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund to help grow AARP Experience Corps, the award winning literacy tutoring program for K-3 students. The federal grant will be used to grow and […]

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Jennifer Merrill, Marketing & Communications Manager
September 3rd, 2015
Posted In: Funding

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Attendance Awareness Month

September 2015 This September marks the third annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign —an opportunity to rally your community, advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! To support the goal of increased interest and engagement in school, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 1st, 2015
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, The Mentoring Effect

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