What do Americans think (and do) about mentoring?: Important new report sheds light

by Jean Rhodes and Matthew Hagler

With the release of a comprehensive new report on the scope of both structured and informal mentoring, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has provided the field with important new data about the scope of … Read the rest


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

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David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR, on the Separation of Children from Families at the U.S. Border

By David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

We stand against the unjustifiable, unconscionable, and unsafe policy of separating children from their families at the U.S. southern border. Creating this kind of trauma for families weakens the threads … Read the rest

Mentoring for youth and YA during reentry from confinement: A review of the research

Written by Justin Preston

As part of an ongoing series, MENTOR’s National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) asks prominent researchers to extensively review the existing literature in a specific area of mentoring in order to draw conclusions on what works and … Read the rest

When Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama to talk mentoring

Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 1.00.12 PMBy Dipo Faloyin (Newsweek)

In a recent interview with People magazine, President Barack Obama revealed that his favorite song of 2015 was “How Much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar. No surprise, then, that when the Grammy-nominated rapper asks for Read the rest

MENTOR partners with U.S. Department of Education to launch Mentoring Mindsets Initiative

Education concept: head with keyhole icon on Digital Paper backgby Andrew Catanzariti, ATT Aspire AmeriCorps VISTA

Today, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) participated in a virtual event hosted by the U.S. Department of Education to discuss a new effort aimed at helping students achieve academic success and promote Read the rest

MENTOR Joins Forces with LinkedIn to Mobilize Members to Mentor

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 11.04.23 AM(Boston, MA) – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with 380 million members worldwide, is leveraging its powerful social media platform and community to mobilize members to mentor. MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is proud to Read the rest

What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? MENTOR CEO David Shapiro explains

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 9.01.34 PMWhat is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? What does the landscape look like? What are one or two of the important trends driving mentoring right now? And what can you, the listener, do to impact mentoring for … Read the rest

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

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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

Let’s work together to truly bring mentoring relationships to scale


By Michael Garringer, MENTOR, Director of Knowledge Management

The recent “Real Mentoring Gap” article summarized a lot of what MENTOR has been discussing, both internally and with key external partners, since The Mentoring Effect report was released. A few quick … Read the rest