Mentoring Impact and Innovation —  April 2017
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Update: Stamford Mentoring Collaborative

The Stamford Mentoring Collaborative (SMC) champions youth mentoring. Its mission is to build capacity, raise awareness and share resources to create sustainable mentoring relationships that lead to brighter futures.

The members include: Stamford Public Education Fund; First Light Project; the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford; StarFish Connection; Norwalk Mentor Program and DOMUS. 

Collaborative Meetings across Connecticut

Save the Dates for Collaborative Meetings across Connecticut
Mark your calendars for the dates of future Collaborative meetings in 2017.

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Connecticut to Drive Student Success: Adapting the Success Mentor Model for Your School

Webinar slated for May 3, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Denise Marois, MSW, Coordinator of School-based Initiatives,
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership and
Mario Florez, Director of School Climate and Culture, Hartford Public Schools

In 2016, Hartford was selected to be a Success Mentors community by the Obama Administration.  Success Mentors is an innovative, research-based approach to reducing chronic absenteeism by pairing high-risk students with caring adult mentors during the school day. 

Mentoring Corporate Honor Roll

For 19 years, The Partnership has recognized companies from across the state who have made a commitment to Connecticut’s youth with mentoring.  Through their leadership and involvement, youth mentoring across the state has been advanced.... READ MORE
First Light Project

First Light Project is a new and innovative violence prevention program that launched in the fall 2016 out of the Boys & Girls Club in Stamford, Connecticut. Its founder is Marlene Wilden. The 10-week pilot mentoring program pairs experienced military veterans with at-risk youth. First Light allows for a shared dialogue built on a mutual understanding of trauma and perseverance. Stories shared often shed light on the complex challenges faced by both populations, including that of toxic-stress and even Post-Traumatic Stress. The goal is to build safe, supportive and non-judgmental relationships of mutual benefit. This is a curriculum-based program that pairs two distinctly different groups of individuals (youth and veterans) in a shared and leveled environment in which both can learn and grow from one another.... READ MORE

Bringing Closure to the Match

It is that time of year when school-based mentoring programs begin to wind down and celebrate another year.


For more information or to sign up, check out the details on our website.

Standard 3: Training of Trainers, The Essentials of Mentor Training
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Greater Bridgeport Mentoring Collaborative
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Connecticut: An Overview of Success Mentors: Webinar
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

School-Based Mentoring Roundtable
Friday, May 12, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Standard 4: Matching and Initiation
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

New Haven Mentoring Collaborative
Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Standard 5: Monitoring and Support and Standard 6: Closure
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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