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Youth Mentoring

Show me the money? Not so fast.

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

There are a multitude of ambitious scholarship programs across the United States that open doors for students to attend the universities of their drea...

Mentoring: Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 01.07.2016 | 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.

Different Mentorship Roles: Cheerleaders, Coaches, and Critics

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Charles Orgbon III

When I was 12-years-old, I founded the non-profit organization, Greening Forward. Oftentimes, I encourage young changemakers by telling them that par...

Leaderful Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In Kenya, Joan Otpi trains farmers to create fortified, nutrient-rich flour; in Pennsylvania, Janet Chambers launched a mentoring program for high school girls; and in El Salvador, Michelle Leach is giving youth a way to develop a local economy.

Joseph Erbentraut

This White House-Worthy Youth Mentoring Program Is A 'Beacon Of Hope' In Chicago | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices

For most of the students at Gary Comer College Prep, a charter school on Chicago’s South Side, a trip outside of city limits is rare -- let lone a t...

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring

Nancy A. Altobello | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Nancy A. Altobello

The investments in quality youth mentoring made by companies are direct contributions to the future strength of our communities and our country. They connect young people to the powerful asset that is mentoring, to opportunity, and to success.

Learning Los Angeles: Ron Finley on Grounding the City

Julia Wasson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

"Nothing in nature is straight. So that's how I design. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm planting for aesthetics. I want to be assaulted by smell, by beauty, by taste."

The Corporate Case for Mentoring the Grads of Life

David B. Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
David B. Shapiro

Private-sector engagement in mentoring youth and young employees is a smart investment in boosting labor force participation rates and increasing our nation's ability to compete in the 21st century global economy.

5 Traits That Build Meaning and Stability Into Your Teen's Life

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Teens need meaning in their lives. They search for purpose, value, and fulfillment. Existing day-to-day and week-to-week isn't enough; they hunger for more than daily routines and obligations. When they find nothing to fill those voids, they're sometimes at risk for exploring treacherous ground with lost people.

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

Hawaii loves volleyball. It is our state's sport. We play indoor, grass, and beach volleyball. In fact, Duke Kahanamoku and friends invented the sport of beach volleyball on the sands of Waikiki beach back in 1915.

Want to be Happy at Work? Stick Out Your Hand and Pull Someone Else Up.

Denice Kronau | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

I now don't think you need to earn your mentor-stripes through years of experience. Wherever you are in your journey, I think you have something to share that is useful to someone.

Mark Teixeira: Empowering Youth Through Sports

Mark Teixeira | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Mark Teixeira

Harlem RBI uses the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams -- just as baseball helped me to realize my dreams.

My Most Important Job

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

A few days ago, I went to my 10-year-old daughter's band concert. It was a great evening, and after the show a few parents told me they were surprised I'd made it, considering my schedule -- which got me thinking.

Real Life Lesson From Real Life DoGooders: Find a Team and Find Yourself

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Sports are great equalizers. A universal love for a game can make someone different completely relatable. Sports foster connections that provide a catalyst for a lasting bond.

Cuts to National Service Would Eliminate Life-Changing Opportunities for At-Risk Youth

Jim Ziolkowski | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Jim Ziolkowski

We need to save service because service is the fabric of our nation. Service empowers people in the most challenging circumstances to lift up their communities and each other.

Medical Mentor: Doctor Helps Disadvantaged Youths After Surviving Setbacks Of Her Own

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Dr. Lynne Holden was 8 years old, she didn't want a bicycle, a doll, or even a pony. She wanted a copy of the popular medical reference manual, G...

Budget Blues: Music Teacher Goes Solo After School Cuts Music Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When the public school music program was eliminated at Patterson Public School No. 7, music teacher Nathan Thomas warned his students that he'd be Bac...

Youth Mentoring and Toy Drop in South Central Housing Projects

Justin Mayo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Mayo

It was an incredible feeling seeing the faces of these children running into the huge pile of toys, throwing toys all around in an attempt to make sure they pick their "most favorite, most bestest ever Transformer."

Why Mentoring Young Women and Girls is Important

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

When we support the growth and empowerment of women and girls, we raise the quality of life for everyone.

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...