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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MENTOR Statement on March For Our Lives

MENTOR strives to help create an America where all young people can thrive. By working with more than 2,000 mentoring programs around the country, we see the transformative power of quality mentoring when young people are supported, valued, and empowered. But young people can’t reach their full potential […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR
March 23rd, 2018
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Exciting News about Federal Funds for Mentoring and Youth Safety

Yesterday, Congress released the 2018 omnibus spending bill. An omnibus spending bill packages together regular appropriations bills into a single bill to be passed as one, instead of as a series of individual bills. The bill funds critical federal programs from afterschool to national service to mentoring, and […]

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Abbie Evans and Adriane Alicea, MENTOR’s Government Relations Team
March 22nd, 2018
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Progress for Women is Rooted in Local Initiatives Tied to National and Global Movements

Throughout March we are celebrating Women’s History Month! We will be highlighting the important contributions women have made to the mentoring field, as well as featuring stories from female mentors and mentees. This month, while we celebrate women’s history and reflect on the progress of equality over the course […]

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Ashley Szofer, Senior Director of Communications & Partnerships, STEMconnector
March 22nd, 2018
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Not JUST Black Girl Magic: What it takes to inspire and support ALL our girls

Throughout March we are celebrating Women’s History Month! We will be highlighting the important contributions women have made to the mentoring field, as well as featuring stories from female mentors and mentees. A couple of years ago, when I first heard the term “Black Girl Magic,” I was like…yep, […]

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Cheryl Howard-Neal, Director of Programs and Partnerships at MENTOR Illinois
March 21st, 2018
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AmeriCorps Week: The VISTA experience at MENTOR

The week of March 11-17 is AmeriCorps week! This is a week to celebrate the organizations, programs and members of the AmeriCorps community who dedicate their time and energy to service nationwide. In honor of this week, MENTOR is featuring blogs from AmeriCorps members who are spending their […]

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Abigail Lormer and Molly O'Shea, AmeriCorps VISTAs serving at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
March 14th, 2018
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