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Book your room for the 2016 National Mentoring Summit!

The sixth annual National Mentoring Summit will take place January 27-29, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown and will explore the theme of “Connection | Growth | Opportunity”. The National Mentoring Summit is convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Read the rest

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

The-Person-Who-Changed-My-LifeChapter 77 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host David Frost recalls his high school English teacher who encouraged

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“Rest assured, you will have that impact”: Former U Michigan coach recalls influence

KALAMAZOO, MI – For about five minutes, Lloyd Carr stood at the podium in front of a few hundred people Monday evening and enthusiastically read one of his favorite poems.

The former University of Michigan football coach changed tones, reading … Read the rest

From good to better: Four strategies for improving the practice of youth mentoring

Silhouettes of Business People's Different Activities Outdoors

by Jean Rhodes

In the coming months, MENTOR will be releasing its 4th Edition of the iconic Elements of Effective Practice. This edition is the culmination of intense work by our core team, led by iRT (led by Janis Kupersmidt … Read the rest

Can “deep” relationships form in e-mentoring programs?

kevin oby Kevin O’NeillAssociate Professor, Education and Technology, Simon Fraser University

Throughout my career, I have been developing, running, and studying a series of small school-based e-mentoring programs (each generally serving less than 100 youth) over the years. … Read the rest

Five Soft Skills that help youth succeed at work

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 4.05.14 PM From Child Trends

Youth worldwide are finding it increasingly hard to enter and be successful in the workforce. Global youth unemployment stands at a staggering 75 million and the number is rising. Over the past 20 years, as the workforce

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Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher


In Chapter 7 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life,Edward Asner, film, television, and stage actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, remembers the enduring influence … Read the rest

Discovery channel airs “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 4.05.14 PMThis weekend the Discovery channel and OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network will aired “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper,” a new documentary that featured powerful stories of organizations and people engaged in MBK work around the country.  

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Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

a group of scientists working at the laboratory ** Note: Shallow depth of fieldBy Shari Werb (From the Smithsonian)

The director of education at the National Museum of Natural History delivers a clarion call to all scientists: Be a Mentor. Raise Up the Next Generation. Stand outside paleontologist Gene Hunt’s office this … Read the rest

The late Walter Cronkite’s reflection on his high school mentor, Fred Birney

In Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book, The Person Who Changed My Life, acclaimed broadcast journalist and anchorman Walter Cronkite discussed his high school mentor — a man who was instrumental in setting … Read the rest