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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Attend School Today to Achieve Tomorrow

The mission of Mentoring Works Washington, a public/private partnership, is to promote, support and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.  Specifically, MWW works to maximize both the reach and impact of professionally-supported mentoring for youth who are facing risks related to academic performance […]

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Tom Pennella, Deputy Director for Mentoring Works Washington
September 29th, 2017
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2017 September Attendance Awareness Month

This September marks the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign. This is an opportunity to rally your community, advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! To support the goal of increased interest and engagement in school, the week of September […]

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Attendance Works
September 20th, 2017
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