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I Served to Support Mentoring So that Kids Can Be Kids

I Served to Support Mentoring So that Kids Can Be Kids

by Alexa Augone The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns created a lot of hardships for many of the students and families Communities In Schools of Chesterfield (CIS) serves. Communities In Schools of Chesterfield is a local affiliate of the nation’s largest dropout...

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Rising to the Challenge: Serving During a Global Pandemic

Rising to the Challenge: Serving During a Global Pandemic

by Yvonnia Bryant C4K is a nonprofit organization in Charlottesville, Virginia that provides STEAM-based mentoring and education, and 21st-century skills training to local Charlottesville youth. I chose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at C4K for a few reasons: 1) to...

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Free 8-Part EEP Workshop Series: Registration is Open!

Free 8-Part EEP Workshop Series: Registration is Open!

Join MENTOR Virginia for a free 8-part interactive workshop series on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, which are the research-informed and practitioner-approved standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and impactful...

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Mentoring Working Groups: Now Enrolling New Members

Mentoring Working Groups: Now Enrolling New Members

Unprecedented Challenges Call for Innovative Solutions Back in July 2020, MENTOR Virginia conducted a survey to measure how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting mentoring programs across the state. The results showed that 77% of the 47 programs surveyed, all of whom...

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Keep Calm and Care for Others

Keep Calm and Care for Others

“I always try to remember that I’ll be the best me I can be if I prioritize myself.” – Michelle Obama Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware, and it’s something each of us is capable of practicing in our lives at any age. We live in a highly...

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