International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day November 19th is one of those calendar days that seem to fly under the radar every year.  But we at NYMAC would like to celebrate and acknowledge International Men’s Day and all the male-identified mentors and mentees in our programs. Male-identified NYMAC members have decided to share their thoughts and experiences navigating […]

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MENTORING FOR SUCCESS: POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS

MENTORING FOR SUCCESS: POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS Post-secondary education has become ever more relevant to future career and income goals. The Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that 35% of new jobs need a university degree while job growth in fields that only need a few trained skills is slowing down. With these trends, it [...]
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How We Made Lessons Out of Losses

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team because he was ‘too short’. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news anchor because of her ‘emotional instability’. Ellen DeGeneres lost a prime-time sitcom show because her character ‘came out’ at the age of 39. We’ve all experienced failures, but we all [...]
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New Vision, New Mission – the New Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Potential lives within every young person. Yet hundreds of thousands of Canadian children and youth are still in urgent need of someone who will stand in their corner and ignite their potential. That’s why Big Brothers Big Sisters – a 106-year-old organization – is being reinvented and reintroduced to the world. The new look is […]

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Engagement, Leadership and Change

It has been a busy summer for the National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC)! If we were to use three words that summarize what’s been happening, we’d say: Engagement, Leadership and Change. Let’s start with Engagement: The best kind of organizational conventions include a mix of thought leadership, ample caffeine and food, and tons of [...]
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