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The next generation of evidence-based policy

By Vivian Tseng, William T Grant Foundation

In 2016, Congress surprised everyone and passed the long overdue re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with strong support from both parties.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes over 80 … Read the rest

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

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 … Read the rest

Policy Corner: April Updates from Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

April 2017

This issue of The Chronicle is being published in the last week in April when federal lawmakers are returning from a spring break peppered … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Willem Kooyker of MENTOR

By Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg

Mr. Willem Kooyker is the Chairman of the Board of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Mr. Kooyker first became involved with MENTOR in 1993 and has remained a strong believer in Read the rest

Providing hope and support to children of prisoners

 

wilson goodeBy. W. Wilson Goode

Editor’s note: We are honored to have the commentary of Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. which also appears in the publication “The Least of These: Amachi and the Children of Prisoners.

In a … Read the rest

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on latest policy implications for mentoring

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

March 2017

Introduction:

The frenzy of current public policy activity at all levels of government as well as in the private sector has set an entirely … Read the rest

Mentoring by the numbers: Some surprising trends in volunteer efforts

By Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa

Let’s start with a pop quiz. Here goes: How many American adults, aged 18 and older served as volunteer mentors in 2015? And, #2, how have these numbers changed over the past decade? Take … Read the rest

2016 European Summit On Mentoring: Press Release

Euro Mentor Summit 2016

Author: European Council.

The following press release was issued by the Presidency of the Council of the EU on .

Mentoring is a proven tool, not only in tackling youth unemployment, early school leaving

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Mentoring: A Key Part of the Conversation at White House Summit

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.38.58 AMBy: Noelle Hurd

I am just returning from a day-long summit at the White House. The summit was sponsored by FLOTUS’s office and was titled Beating the Odds: Successful Strategies from Read the rest