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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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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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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