News & Events

Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program

January 17, 2020

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University is now accepting applications through February 7, 2020, for the Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program, which will be held April 20-24, 2020 at Georgetown University. CJJR has partnered again with the National Center for Lesbian Rights...

Building Impact: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education

January 17, 2020

Brought to our attention by Ready by 21 and The Forum for Youth Investment, this Cross-Sector Collaboration for Education is an interesting report presenting findings from comparative case studies of eight such initiatives across the country… Despite a growing interest in cross-sector collaborations, there has been little research on...

Mentoring Flipped video: Dustin Lance Black

January 16, 2020

Mentoring Flipped has dropped their first video! Featuring Academy Award winning screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black, the new video is a reminder to never give up hope! Check out the Full cut we posted on our Twitter account below: Even @TheAcademy Award winners like @DLanceBlack need mentors who inspire us...

Washington State Officially Recognizing January as National Mentoring Month

January 15, 2020

A slight call-back to the beginning of the month when it was announced that Governor Jay Inslee had signed a proclamation that has Washington State officially recognizing January as #nationalmentoringmonth “…Mentoring Month is an opportunity to unite the residents of Washington to empower our students, raise public awareness of...

Resources from “Supporting and Including Youth with Disabilities in Mentoring”

January 7, 2020

In December, panelists discussed the impact of mentoring, and strategies and best practices for mentoring youth with disabilities to ensure that our programs are inclusive and accessible to people of all abilities. View the slides, recording, and resources from this webinar on the CMWS webpage. Thank you for your...

January is National Mentoring Month

January 2, 2020

Happy new year everyone! Mentor Washington is excited to break into 2020 by celebrating National Mentoring Month. This campaign celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. This month there will be tons of learning and engagement opportunities for those interested in the mentoring community...

VOICE Mentor – Holiday Book Drive

December 17, 2019

Knowledge is invaluable.   Wrap up the holiday season with a stop by the Issaquah Barnes & Noble and donate a book to the VOICE Mentor program! To take part just stop by the Issaquah Barnes & Noble between now and December 31st. The address is: Pickering Place, 1530...

Videos – Four Ways to Transform Juvenile Justice NOW

December 17, 2019

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released videos of TED-style talks on four emerging areas of juvenile justice practice — Youth Partnership, Credible Messengers, Restorative Justice and Healing Youth Trauma. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of...

New Program Welcome & Orientation

December 17, 2019

New Program Welcome & Orientation Friday, January 10th, 2020 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 15500 SE 30th Pl. Suite 200 Bellevue, Wa 98007 Are you new to mentoring as a profession? If so, then MENTOR Washington invites you to come and learn about our work and what we...

Oprah discusses Childhood Trauma and the Power of Relationships

March 6, 2018

In a preview of a great new segment on 60 Minutes, Oprah discusses the role childhood trauma plays on children’s lives, and how important it is as adults and as organizations to be able to consider it. She says her own school has gone from a model of asking...