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LAST CHANCE: Act Now for Advocacy August!

In order to close the mentoring gap and ensure all youth have the positive relationships that they deserve, it is critical that we advocate for policies in Congress that will increase the quality and quantity of mentoring programs. For Advocacy August, you can make a difference right now by taking just two minutes to contact your Member […]

[Webinar] Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Future Implications

Date: March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM EST MENTOR will have a panel on adapting mentoring services on March, 19th, 2021. This briefing will apply findings from evidence-based research and practitioners’ experiences to determine what resources and approaches are needed to provide effective e-mentoring services during the pandemic. Future implications will also be discussed. To register […]

[Webinar] Investing in America’s Future: Reconnecting Opportunity Youth

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Many youths from racially marginalized communities, especially those that have multiple risk factors (e.g. living in poverty and/or being involved in the criminal justice system) are less likely to have naturally-occurring mentoring relationships with non-parental figures.   This March, MENTOR will have a discussion on tackling […]

[Webinar] Maximizing Youth Voice in Mentoring: A Youth-Led Discussion

  Date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020, 1 PM – 2:15 PM EST This month’s MENTOR webinar will open up space for mentees to share their own experiences, insights, and advice. The goal of this event is to help mentors and mentoring professionals to better understand mentee needs, as well as to learn how to build […]

It’s time to amplify mentoring: MENTOR launches new public awareness campaign

By MENTOR MENTOR, in partnership with American Student Assistance (ASA), launched a new public awareness campaign: Mentoring Amplifies! The campaign seeks to promote a positive narrative around mentoring, address the common barriers to becoming a mentor, and to emphasize the importance of relationships, particularly in this moment when loneliness is on the rise. The graphics, […]

[Webinar] The Eleventh Annual National Mentoring Summit

Date: January 27 – 29, 2021 The 11th annual National Mentoring Summit will feature researchers, practitioners, and other mentoring professionals involved in the nationwide mentoring movement. This virtual event will feature discussions on building a unified mentoring agenda, improving programs/practices, and establishing mentoring relationships that will promote positive youth development.  Register by December 18, 2020, […]

[Webinar] New Campaign Sneak Preview: #MentoringAmplifies

Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST MENTOR is having a special webinar tomorrow to announce a new public awareness campaign, in honor of National Mentoring Month.  This specific webinar will cover various aspects of MENTOR’s upcoming campaign, share digital assets & messaging for mentoring programs to utilize, and talk about […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Carla Herrera on improving mentoring programs

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon Dr. Carla Herrera is an independent consultant who was most recently a senior research fellow at Public/Private Ventures. Dr. Herrera has published numerous reports and articles on school-based, community-based and group mentoring over the past 20 years. We are honored to speak with her about her journey, and hear from her […]

New study: Doing good for other people is contagious

By UT Austin, Futurity Seeing someone do something good for someone else motivates people to perform their own helpful acts, researchers report. The finding could help drive cooperative behavior in communities navigating through the health crisis. In their new study, researchers confirmed that people can be heavily influenced by others, especially when it comes to taking on […]

The serious business of play

By Rebecca A. Clay, APA The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to encourage unstructured play and promote children’s healthy development, psychologists say. Guides for parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic are full of advice about how to help children navigate the transition to virtual classes, how to keep children busy and avoid boredom, and why schedules […]