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National Mentoring Month

Mentoring: You Can't Imagine the Reward

Chris Minnich | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Chris Minnich

January is National Mentoring Month. Go for it. There are kids out there who could use a hand, or even just an ear sometimes. Get involved. You won't regret the choice, and you can't imagine the reward.

Mentoring Matters

David B. Shapiro | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
David B. Shapiro

There is one more thing we learned through The Mentoring Effect: One-third of young people in the U.S. will reach the age of 19 without having a mentor of any kind. Having seen over and over again the life-changing difference that a mentor can make, we find that statistic both tragic and inexplicable.

The Unintentional Mentor

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Pamme Boutselis

When I first started working many years ago in a corporate environment, I took notice of office interaction particularly between management and suppor...

Black Male Mentors Celebrated With Storytelling Campaign and Certificates

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

As promised, the New Year has brought new narratives for inspired black men. A major collaborative effort to highlight the important dimensions of black male lives, such as: mentoring, fatherhood and community leadership has become the priority for media and nonprofit organizations across the globe this month; its impact is being seen in real-time.

Championing the Mentors and Role Models Who Build Tomorrow's Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Together with the Million Women Mentors, we are working to ensure that girls build the same skills and the same confidence in STEM as boys.

7 Reasons Why You Should Become a Mentor

David McMillan | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
David McMillan

Mentoring isn't a one-way process. It's a two-way street. It has the potential to change -- indeed, to radically transform -- not just one life, but two.

The Need For Mentors Has Never Been Greater

Kathy Witkowicki | Posted 02.10.2013 | San Francisco
Kathy Witkowicki

January is National Mentoring Month, a reminder of both the value of mentoring and the pressing need for caring adults to step forward. If you can spend even just one hour a week mentoring, you can exert a meaningful influence on the life of an at-risk child.

Millions of Children Need Mentors

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

The New Year has just begun, and it's not too late to add one more meaningful deed to your list of resolutions: mentoring a child in your community.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- National Mentoring Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

January is designated as National Mentoring Month. When I learned of this I began thinking about who the mentors were in my life.

It's the Economy, Girlfriend!

Amy Siskind | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Amy Siskind

The central issue for today's women is economic empowerment. With money comes control -- not dependency, the root cause for so many of the evils impacting today's women.

Save the World. Mentor a Child.

Mark Redmond | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Mark Redmond

January is National Mentoring Month, and volunteering to serve as a mentor is one way to save a life.

Mentor Inspires Troubled Teen With Martial Arts

TakePart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"John was one of those kids that was on the fence," Frank Hernandez tells TakePart of his 13-year-old mentee. Before they met, John was getting into ...

How To Turn A Role Model Into A Mentor

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddy Dychtwald

Can you yourself have the audacity to reach out to someone you truly respect and admire and ask him or her to help you learn, improve and move forward?

Have You Ever Thought About Mentoring?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For those of you still sitting on the fence, you may want to know that mentoring not only helps a young person advance in their life, but it also helps you.

Mentor Helps Juvenile Inmate Find Path To College

TakePart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Starcia is going to be an inspiration to a lot of people," Cindy Williams says of her mentee. Starcia Ague is a recent college graduate working with...

How To Become A Mentor

Causecast | ELIZAH LEIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Whether you have already embarked on a mentorship or are just mulling over the idea, you've come to the right place for a no-nonsense crash course. Ja...

Former Heavyweight Champion Gives Back With Mentoring Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

During his days as a professional boxer, Pinklon Thomas shared ring time with the who's who of 80s boxing: Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Tommy Morris...

My New Year's Resolution to all "At Risk" Children

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

As a youth advocate, nonprofit leader and mentor, I'm making new resolutions for at-risk youth. I resolve to not just help the easy children, not to give up on children, and to care about their future.

Coming Up: My Moment with President and Mrs. Obama

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

My biggest challenge is figuring out what to say when I shake the hands of President and Mrs. Obama. Perhaps I'll just look into the weary eyes of a man who is presiding over a nation in turmoil and simply say, "I know."

January Is National Mentoring Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

There's no better way to start off the new year than helping a child reach his or her full potential. That's the idea behind National Mentoring Month....

The "M" Word: Making the Most of Mentoring to Achieve (and Exceed) Your Goals

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

A mentoring relationship is fundamentally driven by the mentee's desire to maximize their full potential in some area of life, whether it be personal, career, or some combination thereof.

A Life in Music

Joanne Bernstein-Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Bernstein-Cohen

Perhaps the most telling affirmation of Dino Anagnost's influence on my career is reflected in my current position - as Executive Director of The Little Orchestra Society.

On Being A Big Sister

Kate Snow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Snow

Good Morning America weekend co-anchor Kate Snow was interviewed for National Mentoring Month by veteran TV industry writer Michele Greppi, who has served as a mentor to so many others herself.

My Mentor: Better Than Journalism School

Donna Dees Thomases | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Dees Thomases

Veronica "Ronni" Patriquin was the State Capitol bureau chief for the now defunct afternoon daily, The Shreveport Journal. She hired me during my sen...

My Mentor: My Grandfather

Rand Morrison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rand Morrison

I think it's fair to say that my grandfather is the person to be blessed - or blamed - for shaping me into the person I am today. His was a classic ...