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National Mentoring Month

International Mentoring Day: Mentoring For A Better World

Eli Wolff | Posted 01.18.2017 | Impact
Eli Wolff

Mentoring, whether formal or informal, reinforces the power of relationships and contributes to creating a better world.

January is National Mentoring Month: How Mentoring Changes a Child's Future

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Melissa Beck

Today, postsecondary educational opportunities abound for students who once believed college was out of reach due to challenges like finances or famil...

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

Leni Miller | Posted 01.20.2017 | 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.

The Magic of a Mentor

Dawn Carroll | Posted 01.11.2017 | 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.

Mentoring: Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 01.07.2017 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

January is National Mentoring Month, established to highlight and promote the positive difference mentors make in the lives of young people. Quality mentoring relationships are a critical asset for young people, providing them attention, support, and new possibilities.

11 Steps to Launching Your Corporate Mentoring Initiative in 2016

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Julie Kantor

Want to drive retention at your company? It's time to start mentoring. Over the past few months, I have been writing extensively about the business c...

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...

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....

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.