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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Members of Congress Rally Together to Support Funds for Mentoring

In March, the White House released its proposed fiscal year 2020 budget (FY20) in which they requested $58 million for the OJJDP Youth Mentoring Program grant housed at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This request is a $37 million cut from the current funding […]

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
April 22nd, 2019
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The Power of Mentoring Black Girls in Chicago

From someone getting shot right under our first-floor window to occasionally being in the middle of a police foot chase, I witnessed first-hand the struggles of poverty and living in a violence-stricken neighborhood growing up on the Southside of Chicago. Many of the people I grew up with […]

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Deidra Bibbs, Ladies of Virtue Mentee
March 19th, 2019
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Power of Peer Mentoring

The benefits of mentoring for young people are significant and well-established – youth development research shows that quality mentoring relationships with a caring adult have powerful positive effects on young people’s educational, personal, and professional situations, especially for young people who face an opportunity gap. For nearly 30 […]

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Marc Spencer, CEO of Summer Search
January 24th, 2019
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with Jean Eddy of American Student Assistance (ASA)

Jean Eddy is the president and CEO of ASA, a national nonprofit committed to helping young people know themselves, know their options and make informed choices to achieve their education and career goals. ASA fulfills its mission by providing tools and resources to students online, in classrooms, and […]

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Jean Eddy, President and CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA)
January 22nd, 2019
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: LINKEDIN

At LinkedIn, we know that relationships matter. Having a strong network can be critical to building a meaningful career. In fact, we’ve learned from LinkedIn data that a job seeker is 10x more likely to get a job if they are referred by a connection. That’s why we’re […]

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Bari Saltman, Manager, Social Impact at LinkedIn
January 8th, 2019
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