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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 Partnership, and garners support from both the private and public sectors. The Summit is expected […]

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

Chapter 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 him to think critically and for himself.  

“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 some lines softly and some loudly during the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit dinner […]

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

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 and Rebecca Stelter), the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (led by me and Stella Kanchewa) and MENTOR (led […]

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

by Kevin O’Neill – Associate 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. I began this work around 1993, and from the beginning my inclination was that face-to-face mentoring would be preferable wherever it was […]

Five Soft Skills that help youth succeed at work

 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 has modernized around the world, soft skills-the skills, competencies, behaviors, attitudes, and personal qualities that […]

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 of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher.              

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

This 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.   According to YouthBuild’s David Abromowitz, The film was “especially meaningful to everyone involved in any way with the […]

Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

By 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 time of year and you may well hear him in a discussion that has little to do […]

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 him on his lifelong career path of journalism. Here is an excerpt by Walter Cronkite: I went to San Jacinto High School in Houston, Texas, in […]