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Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap for Black Children Requires a Focus on Racial Equity and Access

By Fadumo M. Abdi & Mavis Sanders, Child Trends  Black children and families in the United States experience direct, indirect, and intergenerationally transmitted stressors that result from systemic racism, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to pre-COVID mental and emotional health outcomes, data since the onset of the pandemic show […]

Translating Freedom Dreaming Into Actionable Commitments Your Organization Can Implement Now

By Tara Spann (Chief People and Strategy Officer, MENTOR), America’s Promise Alliance Imagine a world where people were not judged or treated differently simply because of who they BE.  Visualize a world free of injustices, free of hate, free of ignorance.  Dream a world of joy, a world of love.  These are my freedom dreams. […]

How Racism Can Affect Child Development

By the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University  Years of scientific study have shown us that, when children’s stress response systems remain activated at high levels for long periods, it can have a significant wear-and-tear effect on their developing brains and other biological systems. This can have lifelong effects on learning, behavior, and both […]

[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 […]