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January is National Mentoring Month

Posted by Aja Williams on

This January marks the 15th year for National Mentoring Month, and American Graduate has partnered with MENTOR to celebrate these American Graduate champions everywhere.

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U.S. Graduation Rate hits new high of 83.2%

Posted by Aja Williams on

Monday morning, President Barack Obama announced a new graduation rate high of 83.2 percent for our country, an increase of almost 1 percent. In fact, this past year showed tremendous progress among subgroup student populations.

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Why Mentoring Matters for Minorities

Last Updated by Soledad O'Brien on

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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