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Urge Congress to prioritize young people in the COVID-19 response

A call to action from MENTOR: “Right now, across the country, mentoring programs are adjusting their services to continue to meet the needs of young people during this pandemic while following guidance from health professionals. We know all too well that youth often feel the brunt of national emergencies and we must call upon our […]

Urge your member of congress to help reduce chronic absenteeism!

Help us help MENTOR in letting Congress know that you support the CARES act today! Schools should be places where young people go every day and find caring relationships, but that cannot happen if students are not provided the supports needed to show up every day. The bipartisan Chronic Absenteeism Reduction in Every School (CARES) […]

Ask congress to increase funds for mentoring

MENTOR Congress has started the appropriations process for federal programs including the OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grant. In March, the White House released its budget request for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) suggesting a $37 million cut to this critical program. In the coming months, Congress will release its own recommendations for the Youth Mentoring Grant and […]

MENTOR and Congressmember teaming up on mentoring for foster care youth

Written by Representative Karen Bass, CA, and David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Too often, our child welfare system is perceived to be a massive, immovable force in which only youth-serving professionals can make a difference in improving the system and lives of the young people involved. Fortunately, that’s not true: […]

Nobel Winner Prizes Data That Congress Disdains

By the New York Times Editorial Board Angus Deaton, this year’s winner of the Nobel in economic science, was honored for his rigorous and innovative use of data — including the collection and use of new surveys on individuals’ choices and behaviors — to measure living standards and guide policy. Reliable data is essential for […]

MENTOR’s Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 28

 From mentoring.org The 2015 Summit will be extended to a three-day event to incorporate an advocacy activity on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 28. The 2015 Capitol Hill Day is open to all Summit attendees and is included with your Summit registration. It’s your opportunity to join your committed colleagues who will meet with members of Congress […]

Lawmakers Love AmeriCorps, but Won’t Expand It

by Dorothy Samuels, New York Times Like so much gone awry in Washington of late, the failure to expand AmeriCorps, the nation’s main public service program, is largely the fault of the right-wing Republicans who now control the House and keep approving extreme budget resolutions calling for the program’s elimination. As we explained in a Sunday […]