Tag: Mentor

In praise of mentors: Miss Blanchard, Mr. P, and the many caring adults who change our lives

In praise of mentors: Miss Blanchard, Mr. P, and the many caring adults who change our lives

I bid farewell to my dad on a brisk November morning in 1979. After our hugs, I climbed onto my new yellow moped, sped down our steep driveway, and headed toward school. It seemed odd to be arriving at school so early on a Saturday morning, but I was joined by other seniors who were also taking the […]

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It Takes a Community to Heal Traumatized Youth, and Formal and Natural Mentors Have a Part to Play

It Takes a Community to Heal Traumatized Youth, and Formal and Natural Mentors Have a Part to Play

By Cathy Anthofer-Fialon, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Juvenile justice is a delicate dance between the court, families and the community. Juvenile justice began as a recognition that youth/children are different from adults and benefit from the rehabilitative nature of the court system. However, communities can demand youth be “taught a lesson” and pressure may be […]

Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors
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Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors

Chapter 89 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, widely traveled American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator, Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors in the absence of the flesh and blood kind.        

Donating My Bone Marrow to Dad

Donating My Bone Marrow to Dad

  Editor’s Note: Thank you to MENTOR’s Ellen Christman for passing this beautiful piece along which appeared in the Huffington Post. Written by America’s Promise’s David Park, it is a powerful reminder of our deep, connections and the importance of acceptance. David Park Executive vice president, mission advancement, for America’s Promise Alliance. Donating My Bone […]

Mentors connecting with mentors

Mentors connecting with mentors

  Editors Note: In this column Gail Manza and Susan Patrick draw from their new book Mentor’s Field Guide, which is framed as a series of 67 answers to the most common questions that arise in youth mentoring.  Question #13: I want to connect with other mentors. How do I do that? First, follow your impulse […]