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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College & Career Readiness Program Spotlight: Adopt a Class

Adopt A Class, a Unique Approach to Group Mentoring Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned that has sustained our program year over year. But first, What is Adopt A Class? […]

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Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
July 26th, 2018
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Mentoring is Courage in Action

A recent episode of the Mentoring Minutes podcast begins with a quote by well-known American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, “Courage may be the most important of all virtues because without it we cannot practice any other virtues with consistency.” Host Robin Cox then reminds us […]

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Mike Di Marco, Chief of Strategy at Higher Achievement
July 26th, 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: Sarah Sowers, Volunteer for Special Olympics Team Wellness

We interviewed Sarah Sowers, Chair of Nike’s Ability Network, about how she inspires her mentees to stay active and fit. Nike’s philosophy of “If you have a body, you are an athlete” is demonstrated through their Ability Network, which strives for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and […]

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Sarah Sowers, Sr. Innovator, Training Footwear at Nike and Volunteer for Special Olympics Team Wellness
May 29th, 2018
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The Important Role Mentoring Plays for Youth in Foster Care

There are few more resilient groups in our culture than the young adults aging out of foster care. They have bounced back from multiple placements, trauma, and often times, abuse. Some have been reunified with their loved ones, found forever families, while others have joined a community of […]

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Florence Rayner, CA Mentoring Partnership
May 24th, 2018
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