News Archives

News Archives

Mentee Darius and mentor Moses attend a football game

Podcast Update: 'Brothers' Still Going Strong

January 31, 2011

Darius and Moses of Washington, DC, have only grown closer since their mentoring partnership was featured in a 2008 NCFY podcast.

Photograph of a mentor smiling with her teen mentee.

Resources for Mentors

January 28, 2011

During National Mentoring Month, don't just thank your mentors. Give them the resources to build lasting relationships with their mentees.

Three teen girls giving the thumbs-up gesture.

Primary Sources: A Practical Look at How to Balance the Elements of a Mentoring Program

January 27, 2011

A new article gives an inside look at how designers of one mentoring program balanced structure and opportunities for mentors and mentees to build their relationships.

A young woman with her mentor.

Ask NCFY: Starting a Mentoring Program

January 26, 2011

Many of you have asked about setting up a mentoring program in your community. Here, we provide some information and references to get started.

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Mural Entries Due January 31

January 24, 2011

Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees: Enter FYSB's Mural Contest for a chance to win the supplies to paint a full-length mural in your facilities!

Foster care roundtable discussion group at the US Department of Education.

Federal Website Seeks Youth Voices

January 21, 2011

youth.gov seeks submissions from young people on topics they’re concerned about, such as dating violence, youth homelessness, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, bullying, education and careers.

Photograph of young people shaking hands with older mentors.

Primary Sources: Sharing Equals Growing for Mentors and Mentees

January 20, 2011

When mentors and mentees share concerns and experiences during mentoring activities, whether fun or goal-oriented, young people reap benefits.

A young person using social media on her phone.

A Social Network for Social Good

January 19, 2011

Jumo connects causes and organizations with potential supporters.

Photograph of a young mentor sitting at her desk.

One Mentor’s Take: How Mentoring Programs Can Support New Matches

January 18, 2011

NCFY information specialist and volunteer mentor Ravenna Motil-McGuire offers her take on the things that can help new mentors develop relationships with their mentees.

Image of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On MLK Day -- and Every Day -- Young People Can Be Great by Serving

January 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., saw in young people the power to build a foundation for the future. That’s why our greatest calling as adults is to provide opportunities for young people to serve.

A graduation cap and a diploma.

Improving Education With the Help of Local Businesses

January 14, 2011

How can community-based organizations get local businesses to help create education opportunities for young people, from cradle through career? A new toolkit provides answers.

Photograph of money falling from a skyscraper.

Right on the Money: The Corporate View of Charitable Giving

January 13, 2011

To give our readers an introduction to corporate giving, NCFY recently spoke with two prolific donors, and they offered some perspective on their approaches to philanthropy.

Mentor and mentee doing research in a library.

Primary Sources: Striking the Right Balance for Effective Mentoring Relationships

January 12, 2011

Striking a balance between structure and spontaneity is the key to creating and maintaining effective mentoring relationships. 

Photograph of a wheel.

Bright Idea: Reinventing the Wheel at the Buckeye Mentoring Hub

January 12, 2011

Through the Buckeye Mentoring Hub, a partnership of mentoring groups and other youth-serving agencies provides a seamless experience for Ohio State University mentors.

Photograph of a climber helping another person climb a mountain.

Street Outreach Video Series

January 7, 2011

SAMHSA launches a video series as a training tool for street outreach workers.

Photograph of an incarcerated woman.

Primary Sources: Strengthening Families to Help Young People Overcome the Effects of Parental Incarceration

January 5, 2011

Having a parent in prison is only one factor of many that may make young people more likely to get in trouble with the law themselves. A new study looks at having a parent in prison in a broader context.

President Obama on MLK Day of Service 2010

Save the Date: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

January 4, 2011

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by giving back to your community on January 17.

Photograph of a mentor and his mentee.

January Is National Mentoring Month

January 3, 2011

It takes just one mentor to change a young person’s life. NCFY recommends several ways youth workers can celebrate National Mentoring Month this January.  

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