Why Mentoring Matters for Minorities

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It is extremely critical for at-risk youth to be able to see themselves in their mentors, which is why America needs higher numbers of mentors from diverse backgrounds. This will help prove to students in more disadvantaged populations that success is feasible. Yet MENTOR also found that 16 million youth will reach adulthood without mentors.

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Active, Caring Adult Leaders speak on importance of reaching youth

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Education advocates and other national leaders have spoken out recently about the importance of caring, consistent adults being involved in helping youth reach their goals and dreams.

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'Don't Quit on Me' highlights importance of adult relationships with youth

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The new America's Promise Alliance report explores the importance of adult relationships -- as tutors, mentors, teachers, coaches, etc. -- can have on impacting whether a student graduates.

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Viral 'Humans of New York' post sparks inspiration for world, education

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A simple post that started on Humans of New York quickly gained worldwide attention, lead to a White House visit with the president and a fundraiser that generated more than $1 million for a New York City school.

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Hundreds gather for National Mentoring Summit 2015

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Almost 1,000 leaders, advocates, researchers and mentors will gather at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington D.C. to explore furthering the power of mentoring to youth across the country.

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Tacoma makes great strides in graduation rates

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Tacoma School District has increased its graduation rate from 55 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2014.

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Veterans continue service, helping youth

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When several military men and women retire from service, they're making the decision to continue to give back by helping youth in their communities. Here are a few stories of veterans improving youth outcomes across the country.

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Dropout recruiter gets students off streets, back in school

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St. Louis Public Schools Dropout Recruiter Charlie Bean is helping get kids off of the street and back in the classroom to graduate high school.

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