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Leaders Say Youth Organizations Have Role During Protests

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today Originally posted May 30, 2020 As protests erupt in cities across the nation following George Floyd’s death in police custody, youth-serving agencies appear to have a similar view of their role. Their job is to support young people, provide safe space for them and, in many cases, bring their voices and experiences […]

Youth Awakening: Leveraging Mentoring as Young People Collaborate on Advocacy

By Grace Thwin, Youth Advocate for Mentoring, MENTOR National and PACA Founder As COVID-19 progressed, youth in our country noticeably felt more powerless among the economic and health disparities impacting their communities. On top of that, as xenophobic, anti-black, and other racial and ethnic justice issues rose to light, many young people saw a spark […]

Racial Equity: How You Can Help Youth Ignite Positive Social Change

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Roots of Action Protests over the murder of George Floyd and the senseless deaths of so many African Americans question our integrity and remind us that the struggle for racial equity is never-ending. I was a college student during the protests of the 1960’s. Photos like this one pushed me out of […]

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National Mentoring Day 2020

Today is National Mentoring Day! This is a great time to reflect on your own mentoring practices, your involvement, and the future of mentoring. Share the message of the powerful change that mentoring can have for young people. Have you had a mentoring experience that’s meaningful that you want to share? Connect with us and […]

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It’s National Mentoring Month!

It’s National Mentoring Month, and today is “I Am A Mentor Day”! This is a great time to get involved in mentoring however you feel that you can, whether that’s seeking out a mentee, or making a donation to one of many mentoring organizations across the country! MENTOR has more information on how you can […]

How to support the adolescent activists in your life

Mimi Arbeit, Society for Research on Adolescence We are watching them mobilize across the country: youth fighting for gun control; youth fighting for a Clean DREAM Act; youth fighting against police brutality and structural racism. Here are ways you can offer support to the adolescent activists in your life — and maybe also help a young person along the pathway […]