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 mentoring in the United States. This report advances our understanding in several important ways. First, […]


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: College Positive […]

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 of our collective fabric and is antithetical to our guiding light – to work to […]

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 implications for mentoring practice. This time, we are going to highlight NMRC’s research review of […]

When Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama to talk mentoring

By 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 a meeting with the president, he gets one. In a video released on Monday as […]

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

by 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 increased opportunities for America’s young people. In coordination with City Year, Stanford University’s PERTS Lab […]

MENTOR Joins Forces with LinkedIn to Mobilize Members to Mentor

(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 team up with LinkedIn on this initiative to elevate the impact of mentoring relationships and […]

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

What 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 the better? David Shapiro is uniquely qualified to answer these and many more pressing questions about […]

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 […]

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 thoughts: – While the percentage of American youth who get their mentoring solely from a […]