July is College Access and Career Readiness Month!

From MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Mentors can play an instrumental role in preparing young people for college and career. This month, we’re focusing on sharing resources that can help mentors and mentees successfully navigate the road towards higher education and beyond.

Check out these helpful resources from the National Mentoring Resource Center:

Upcoming Webinar: Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility

At the heart of youth mentoring is the idea that every young person needs and deserves to have a caring, committed adult in their life to listen and help them realize their potential. EVERY young person implies an inclusive landscape – but too often, youth with disabilities are not included or considered when we design our youth mentoring programs. How can programs engage and be more responsive to youth with disabilities and what programmatic elements are needed? Join us as we discuss best practice elements and research findings in designing and implementing mentoring programs for youth with disabilities. In addition to mentoring program practitioners, you will hear from a parent who advocates for and knows the benefit of, mentoring and inclusion for youth with disabilities.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 – 2:15 PM ESTRegister Here

Recording of Panel on Expanding Social Capital for Foster Youth

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, MENTOR and FosterClub hosted a Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. on “Mentoring Matters: Expanding Social Capital for Foster Youth.” The briefing discussed how child welfare systems, mentoring programs, school administrators, researchers, policymakers, and advocates are collaborating to expand social capital for foster youth by emphasizing the importance of relationships. If you were unable to attend but would like to view a recording of the briefing please click here.

Training Supervisors to Manage with a Mentoring Mindset

Last month, MENTOR partnered with Macquarie Group and Starbucks to train managers of youth in the workplace to manage with a mentoring mindset. The training with Macquarie engaged intern supervisors, and the training with Starbucks engaged store managers and district leadership in Atlanta as part of our National Mentoring Project funded by the Schultz Family Foundation.

BP Employees Trained as STEM-focused Mentors

To date, MENTOR has trained over 70 BP employees serving as STEM-focused mentors at local schools and community-based organizations in Anchorage and Chicago. The training focuses on helping employee volunteers build stronger connections with youth, nurture a growth mindset and practice cultural humility. Additional trainings are being planned for Chicago and Houston.