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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Pride Month Spotlight: StartOut Mentorship Program to Support LGBTQ Entrepreneurs

MENTOR is shining a light on LGBTQ mentoring this Pride month.  We have asked prominent and impactful LGBTQ serving organizations to share their experiences about the communities they serve and the methods they use to reach and teach LGBTQ mentees. Despite our celebration of Pride month, all year long we […]

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Sarah Burgaud, Director of Programs at StartOut
June 26th, 2018
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Summit Fellows Spotlight: Video From Jowharah Sanders

With the generous founding support of AT&T, MENTOR launched the Summit Fellowship Program in 2016 to provide professional development scholarships to mentoring program leaders facing financial constraints to attend our National Mentoring Summit. In 2017, thanks to additional investments, MENTOR expanded the Program and provided fifteen scholarships to dedicated […]

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Jowharah Sanders, Founder of NVEEE
June 4th, 2018
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Q&A With Shannon Boxx, Former Member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, we’re sharing stories about how positive mentoring relationships support a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. We interviewed Shannon Boxx, former member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, on how she has been inspired by her mentors to stay […]

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Shannon Boxx, former member of the US Women's National Soccer Team
May 30th, 2018
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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Holly Darnell, Coach at Marathon Kids

Mentoring youth is a big passion of mine. I currently mentor through a program called Marathon Kids, which is a nonprofit that encourages kids to get active and run the length of a marathon over the course of a program. My background is in exercise science so fitness […]

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Holly Darnell, Learning and Development Lead at Nike and Coach at Marathon Kids
May 29th, 2018
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Nike Employee Mentoring Spotlight: Jamal Dar, Executive Director at African Youth and Community Organization

Jamal Dar is a Somali refugee who immigrated to America at the age of 16 and is currently a Production Supervisor at Nike. After high school, he decided to take a year off and then enrolled in college and started a part-time job working at Nike. He came […]

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Jamal Dar, Production Supervisor at Nike and Executive Director at African Youth and Community Organization
May 29th, 2018
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