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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Statement on White House FY19 Budget Proposal

The White House FY19 budget proposal slashes investment in programs serving young people and communities across the country. As we look ahead with uncertainty about how Congress will act on the budget request, we are clear about this: Budgets are reflections of our values and ambitions. When we […]

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR
February 13th, 2018
Posted In: Advocacy

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2018 CORPORATE EXCELLENCE IN YOUTH MENTORING TOP 10 HONOREES

Finalists for the brand new Corporate Excellence in Youth Mentoring Award represent nine companies, five states, and a diverse array of industries spanning technology to finance to insurance – and they all have one thing in common: a commitment to building meaningful relationships to support young people while […]

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January 18th, 2018
Posted In: Corporate Engagement, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit, Recognition

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Q&A with Check & Connect Mentor of Foster Youth

I recently interviewed Emma Dixon, a Check & Connect mentor at Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit serving 7,000 children in foster care statewide. They’ve been implementing Check & Connect — an evidence-based student engagement intervention developed here at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s — since 2013 to […]

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Jana Hallas, National Check & Connect Trainer, University of Minnesota
January 18th, 2018
Posted In: Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series

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A World Without Mentors

Eli and Mary have both worked in the area of mentoring for social change and have been part of the organizing team for the International Mentoring Day on January 17 of each year on Muhammad Ali’s birthday and during National Mentoring Month. “A world without mentors leaves so […]

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Eli. A. Wolff, Partners for Youth with Disabilities Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville
January 16th, 2018
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Mentoring Stories, National Mentoring Month Blog Series

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Summit Sponsor Spotlight: EY

Mentoring strengthens our communities and our careers As Director of Corporate Responsibility at EY and a College MAP Mentor, I’ve seen how being involved in mentoring and volunteering in our communities has a direct impact on employee engagement and career development. At EY, we hire tens of thousands […]

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Deborah K. Holmes, EY Americas Director of Corporate Responsibility
January 16th, 2018
Posted In: Campaigns, Corporate Engagement, Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month Blog Series, National Mentoring Summit

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