Youth Council Year in Review

This blog post was written by David Awosoga and Carmelle Freudlyne of our National Youth Mentoring Advocacy Council (NYMAC). Find out more about NYMAC here. After a successful In-Person Meeting where NYMAC created their workplan, elected new co-chairs, and welcomed new members, 2020 was poised to be the year that NYMAC took a major step […]

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Reflections on Quarantining

This blog post was written by members of our National Youth Mentoring Advocacy Council (NYMAC). Find out more about NYMAC here. Call me Ishmael.   Or rather don’t; I hate Moby Dick. But I do love reading and writing. It’s always been my desire to write a book someday although I could never quite find the time between work and school and […]

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The Mentee-Mentor Relationship

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, and this month 3 members of our National Youth Mentoring Council (NYMAC) members will share their stories of how they got involved with their local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, and comment on the mentor-mentee relationship that they formed during their matches. “My journey with Big Brothers Big […]

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Advocacy Through Allyship

This blog post was written by NYMAC’s Daniel Sadler, Carmelle Freudlyne, and Kristen Dyson. Find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters National Youth Mentoring Advocacy Council here. To paraphrase from Kevin Stone’s book “To Stand Beside: The Advocacy for Inclusion Training Manual”, advocacy can take these forms: standing beside people by assisting them to [...]
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Well-Being Through Sport

Mentoring and sport lead to healthier, happier youth! May 7th was World Athletics Day, and this month’s blog written by NYMAC members Nicole Mensah and David Awosoga highlight how sports have impacted their lives, valuable lessons they’ve learned from sport, and how as mentors they have used sport to connect better with their mentees. Sports […]

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