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Maryland MENTOR’s Top 10 2019 Moments!

December 20, 2019

1. Maryland MENTOR Representing at the Obama Foundation MBK Rising! Convening MBK Rising! is a convening that brought together in Oakland the growing network of MBK Communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams. Our ED...

National Mentoring Summit 2019- A Recap

February 8, 2019

The team at Maryland MENTOR had another terrific year at the National Mentoring Summit. For our VISTA’s, it was their first time ever! “I really appreciate the Summit so much because it puts to rest this age old question ‘am I alone in this work?’. That question and many...

Maryland MENTOR’s Top 10 2018

December 29, 2018

2018 was certainly an exciting year for us! Since our relaunch in January, we’ve hit the ground running as one of the newest affiliates of the National Mentoring Partnership. Our commitment to the youth and the programs that serve them, have been the driving force in our work. 2019...

WATCH: Maryland MENTOR on Comcast Newsmakers

October 16, 2018

Our Director, Sadiq had the opportunity to speak with Elena Russo, of Comcast Newsmakers to discuss our release of Upholding the Convenant. Check out the full video here!  

#UTC2018 – Maryland MENTOR’s Reflections from the Road

October 15, 2018

We did it yall. 200 hours on the road and 100 boxes of pizza later, we have the culmination (and simultaneously the commencement) of everyone’s hard work and solid participation in our statewide listening tour. When Maryland MENTOR launched, there was never a mistake that we couldn’t be successful,...

The Mentoring World Cannot Remain Silent on Immigration Any Longer

August 7, 2018

We Mentoring Advocates, who value human relationships above almost everything else, cannot remain silent when the most important human relationships are being attacked. We Mentoring Advocates must be shouting from the rooftops.  It is not bordering on the absurd, it is beyond absurd, to work to create extra-familial relationships...

Dear Mentoring, You Are Failing Young Women

July 6, 2018

  I know that I am stating the obvious when I say that everyone should support organizations that serve girls and young women.  Whether it is national organizations such as the American Association of University Women, Girls Who Code and Girls for a Change, or smaller community, school-based and...

Announcing the Maryland Mentoring Institute in Baltimore City!

June 18, 2018

The MMI is an application only fellowship program and 12 week long deep dive into the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, 4th Edition. The institute is designed for leaders of mentoring programs and organizations. the Maryland Mentoring Institute (MMI) is all about improving program quality standards to making mentoring...

Your school can’t afford to not address this 1 common and serious issue

June 18, 2018

Schools need their students to have self-esteem.  This is not only because it is a key factor in long-term success in youth.  It is very much because a lack of self-esteem is a barrier to academic and social success and a gateway to a variety of behavioral issues.  Schools...

The Secret Formula for Youth Success in Maryland and Beyond

March 9, 2018

By Sadiq Ali The Challenge You and I know people who have tried everything. Youth programs, sports programs, arts programs, gardening programs, even my own leadership and etiquette development programs. But what happens when the young people we work with leave the program? What happens when they have to...