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Let Undocumented Youth Learn

Joshua Mbanusi | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Joshua Mbanusi

We cannot afford to lose a generation of scientists, mathematicians, entrepreneurs, and faith leaders of Jessica's caliber. We must provide equitable postsecondary educational opportunities for undocumented children.

Embracing America's Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
John Bridgeland

In addition to being the critical pathway to college, graduating from high school means a lifetime of increased earnings, better health, decreased reliance on government assistance and crime, and higher levels of volunteering and other forms of civic engagement, compared to those who drop out.

Focusing on Specific Skills is Not Enough. Look Also for This.

Sanyin Siang | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Sanyin Siang

When looking at prospective team members, it's easy to think about them and the specific skills they have in a linear way - focusing solely on how their skills can immediately shore up the skills gaps on your team.

Lean On: A Mobile Mentoring App for Women

Ruth Starkman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Ruth Starkman

It's 8:30 AM in Palo Alto and I'm skyping with the CEO of Lean On, Chedva Kleinhandler, who is telling me about her new mobile mentoring app for women...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Annual Performance Reviews

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

We all crave feedback, so any performance review, even those that involve stack ranking of employees, have the opportunity to highlight good performance, and this can be used encourage people to continue with their good work.

The Problem With Agreeing To Let Someone "Pick Your Brain"

Nellie Akalp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

"Could we meet and have a cup of coffee, so I can pick your brain?" Sound familiar? I'll bet it does. When you're a business owner who has had suc...

Failure is Not a Person: How A Mentor Can Change a Life

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Throughout my life, growing up in the 8th ward of Washington, D.C., a lot of events could have broken me--coping with drug use in my home and losing my mother, who was my strongest supporter, at the age of 14.

Boys' Club to the Rescue

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Matthew Gutierrez was a lost boy. All he remembers of his early childhood was, to quote an Irish author he has probably read by now: silence, exile and cunning. Remarkably, thanks to the help of many other generous people, he has emerged happy, educated, and sociable.

Five Ways to Be a Great Mentor

Karen Frankola | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Karen Frankola

If one of your goals is to be a better mentor, you can find a lot of standard advice such as listen well and stay open-minded. But I think the best way to inspire great mentoring is by describing a man who excels at it.

5 Reasons Millennial Entrepreneurs Need Mentors

Blackstone LaunchPad | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Blackstone LaunchPad

This is a multi-part series written by Blackstone LaunchPad student and young alumni entrepreneurs. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation directs its resources to foster entrepreneurship, supporting its signature program Blackstone LaunchPad to encourage and support entrepreneurship on college campuses for over 500,000 students world-wide.

9 Million Kids in Isolation. In America.

David B. Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
David B. Shapiro

When Charlie Bean met Malik Avery, he was a high school dropout. Charlie is a dropout recruiter in St. Louis who connects with kids to get them back i...

Being an Abundant Mentor

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Recently, I wrote two posts relating to mentoring and abundance theory, respectively. The first article focused on distinguishing between mentors and ...

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

Ask your health care provider if they offer breastfeeding support groups and if you can be referred to a peer counselor during your pregnancy.

The Right Work of Mentoring... Pays It Forward!

Leni Miller | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Leni Miller

This is what becoming a mentor can do for anyone who has the desire to truly get to know another person. To walk in their shoes and to be fully present and helpful during important transitions and changes when friends and family, for a variety of reasons, can't be.

Latinas Think Big is Revolutionizing Mentoring

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 01.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Mentoring continues to be a critical catalyst for the career advancement of Latinas. It offers the support, roadmaps and role modeling they need to successfully navigate their career journey.

Any Goal Is Achievable With the Support of a Strong Community

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.22.2016 | College
Carol J. Carter

Forty-five percent of all college students in California are the first in their family to enroll in higher education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. I would like to introduce you to one of these students.

Muhammad Ali and the Universality of Mentoring

Eli Wolff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

What makes mentoring work? What is the universality of mentoring? We can learn a lot from Muhammad Ali and his six core principles and how they shape our thinking about mentoring and mentoring relationships.

Angels Outfielder Mike Trout Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

We're constantly looking for ways to expand our reach and help more children so we can continue with what we know works. Teaming up with Mike Trout will increase awareness nationally and allow us to serve more children locally.

The Magic of a Mentor

Dawn Carroll | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Dawn Carroll

Before I found Patti, I was, almost unconsciously, searching for someone to guide me through life. My dreams weren't something you could learn in a college classroom; they were things you would only learn by doing. I wanted to produce live shows. I wanted to manage talent. I wanted to learn from the best.

January is National Mentoring Month: 5 Ways Mentoring Will Change Future Generations

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

Think back to your childhood and the adults who influenced you to become who you are today. The person who encouraged you to do better in school, to p...

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

Experienced older women have helped their friends and family members successfully birth and breastfeed their babies throughout history. We did not need lactation consultants and breastfeeding counselors because we all knew someone who breastfed.

Mentoring as a Tool for Leading and Managing the Work of Innovation

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Audrey J. Murrell

It's National Mentoring month and thus is a good time to explore mentoring as a career development tool. Mentoring can help organizations fill their leadership gaps by developing the next generation of individuals who will lead and manage the work of innovation.

10 Strategies for Colleges to Retain and Graduate First-Generation Students

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Carol J. Carter

All faculty and support staff need a basic frame of reference on access and equity issues. They must be able to engage students in meaningful ways to respect differences and promote a variety of opinions. College, after all, is about learning to respect and value yourself while learning and working with people whose views you may not hold, but whose collaboration you need.

5 Things My Father Taught Me That Helped Advance My Career

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

We spend 15-20 years in educational establishments learning the skills that are supposedly going to land us the jobs that will help us create the life we want. The only problem is that formal education doesn't really teach us about mindset or about how to react in times of adversity.

8 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

True confidence is firmly planted in reality. To grow your confidence, it's important to do an honest and accurate self-assessment of your abilities. If there are weaknesses in your skill set, make plans for strengthening these skills and find ways to minimize their negative impact.