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Self-Care: A Practice for Practitioners

October 22, 2020

By: Heather MayMOST Project Manager In the youth development world, there is a big focus on the whole child – educating the whole child, supporting the whole child, and adapting to the whole child. Those of us in this field often show more grace and compassion to the students...

Being a Student in 2020 Sucks!

October 23, 2020

By: Olivia JamesMaryland MENTOR Marketing & Communications VISTA As I go through Autumn I have done a lot of reflection. Since the end of August meant starting a new job instead of a new semester, I have reflected a lot on being a 2020 College Graduate. Graduating in May...

Ain’t Nobody Fresher Than My Clique…

September 25, 2020

By Sara HaileMaryland MENTOR Operations Manager Happy Friday, Happy Fall! Peer Mentoring. Let me guess, when you hear the term peer-mentor, you’re probably thinking of a youth a few years older, say in high school, mentoring a youth in middle school right? I mean by standard definition, you are...

Happy Healthy Mentoring

September 24, 2020

By: Najiva TimotheeNonprofit Founder of Girls Dig Deeper Initiative  My goal as a youth mentor and advocate is to raise the level of young minds to be great leaders and maximize their full potential. As a mentor, there are qualities you must possess to ensure the development of a...

At an Optimistic Reach

August 20, 2020

By: Conica Smith Community and Family Advocate Mentor and Independent Contractor Family and Consumer Science, BS “You can be as long as your familiar with changes of life“ The journey of life can be viewable through the component of the frontal lobe. The journey of a young person maturity...

Beautiful ≠ Toxic

August 14, 2020

By: Maranda Carlson Hi Beautiful People, This week I want to talk about toxic people. I have a horrible habit of overthinking what other people say or think about me, and having allowed toxic people in my life has wrecked my mental health. When someone steals your sparkle or...

Fight Your Fear

August 14, 2020

By: Kim Cook I recently graduated from Towson University in May of 2019. If you asked someone close to me before college if I was ready to make a career choice they would have said no! This was the same while in college. Towson University provided a plethora of career...

Keep pushing because your work matters

August 14, 2020

By: Sadiq Ali Peace & Blessings Maryland Mentoring Family — As always, I pray this message finds you well and in high spirits. Though these times continue to be challenging, and we still find ourselves in a new and  strange world as we navigate a pandemic that has changed...

5 GREAT REASONS TO BECOME A MENTOR

August 13, 2020

By: Seyi Bamidele (Mentoring Her) Have you thought of mentoring but not sure exactly why people do it? Want to know what mentors get out of it? Read on as I highlight some of the great reasons that I have found to mentor others. What Is Mentoring? Mentoring is...

The Triangle Offense of Mentoring

August 6, 2020

By: Jermaine N. Johnson CEO/Founder of Reality Check Mentoring, Inc. When we think, speak, or hear about teamwork it’s often associated with sports or the workplace. Successful teams have strong communication, great leadership, organizational skills, focus on goals and results, and team members that contribute a fair share. Ideally,...