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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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Prisoners Speak on Why Mentors Matter

December 2014 Without an adult role model, who are youth turning to for answers? The Mentoring Effect report shows one in three youth will reach age 19 without the benefit of a mentoring relationship. Caring and consistent adults are needed more than ever to help keep at-risk youth on the […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 14th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Police Gang Unit Provides Outreach to Break Down Barriers

December 2014   When the gang unit in Worcester, MA noticed a rise in violence, they began a mentoring program to provide adult guidance and support in an effort to break down barriers and gain trust from at-risk youth – and ultimately keep their communities safe. 15 years later, over […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 1st, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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The Corporate Case for Mentoring the Grads of Life

October 2014 Originally posted in the Huffington Post There’s no doubt we have a rapidly changing economy and a labor force undergoing dramatic shifts, but we also operate on a proven principle that support and connection leads to opportunity and productivity. Right now, there is an untapped pool of […]

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David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR
October 8th, 2014
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, The Mentoring Effect

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Q&A with Baltimore Police Commissioner

October 2014 Introduction by Terry Hickey, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake and the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake is an affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and part of its nationwide network of Mentoring Partnerships. […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
October 8th, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

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Grads of Life

September 2014   MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is proud to be a collaborating partner with Year Up, the Employment Pathways Project, New Options Project, Opportunity Nation, Public Private Possibilities, and ConPRmetidos on a new initiative to shift perceptions of opportunity youth and arm employers with the information, tools, […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 23rd, 2014
Posted In: Campaigns

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