The Mentoring Project's donors are primarily small donors - individuals and families who believe in HOPE so much that they are willing to give $15 a month towards major impact. We are proud of this crew. Small donors are our people - grassroots visionaries who nod towards what can be.Read More
John's talk at Oklahoma Christian University was inspirationally challenging, and toward the end of his time he charged the crowd with these questions - "Who are you pouring your life into? Who are you showing up for?"Read More
As we gear up for #LongLiveMentoring 2015, we want to share with you some of the experiences and insights from last year’s conference. It was a wonderful three-day event in Oklahoma City full of inspiration, increased relationship and practical mentoring resources.
Today we feature Paul Hemminger, who drove from Columbus, Ohio to attend our LONG LIVE MENTORING 2014.Read More
The Mentoring Project regularly presents Mentor Moments as an exciting opportunity to keep individual mentors connected to the wider mentoring community. Mentor Moments are key to our mentor development programming. Mentors who feel connected to something bigger than their individual efforts stay in their match significantly longer - ultimately benefiting kids and giving relationships a chance to grow.Read More
I was 16 weeks old when my parents split. I’d been breathing in the best air quality inner-city Chicago had to offer for a total of 4 months before they decided to close the curtain on their five year marriage. So much for my grand entrance. If that doesn’t bruise the ego, I don’t know what does.
I’m 30 now and I’m still not completely sure of the reason my mom and dad decided to end their 5-year marriage. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve asked many times over the years and have gotten pieces of what I believe to be the truth. But I still haven’t received the answer I’ve been looking for. Maybe I never will. I’ve asked my mom and my dad individually (who were obviously too close to the story to be objective). I’ve asked my brother (who was a few years older than me at the time of the divorce, granting him a string of memories of my parent’s relationship that I lack and envy). I’ve even asked many other family members and close family friends. And, interestingly enough, each of these people had their own version of the sequence of events leading up to dissolution of our little family. Who was I supposed to believe?Read More
We're thrilled that many of you use The Mentoring Project's mentor training portfolio to recruit and train mentors - over 360 communities across North America have used our Mentor Toolkit since it's launch!
We always strongly recommend pairing FATHERLESS GENERATION with our Mentor Field Guide to maximize the relational focus of mentoring.
The Mentoring Project hosted its January Mentor Moment this past weekend... on the ice! This is our second year to lace up the blades, and it's becoming a crowd favorite. We hosted our own matched mentors as well as mentors from several other mentoring organizations. We had a blast learning from and encouraging mentors.Read More
Can you think of anything more exciting than a leader launching her new dream? We cannot. We love the "got it" moment in our mentees - that moment of bravery that turns their life in a whole new direction.
Lots of you want to be brave and help us invest in the lives of young people. We've been getting lots of inquiries about internship and job opportunities - we love eager entrepreneurs looking for a way to pay it forward!
Thank you so much for being interested in and invested in mentoring. The Mentoring Project OKC staff is working out our programming and priorities for the rest of 2015.
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Long live mentoring,
Things are booming behind the scenes as we are planning an amazing experience for you. Our speaker schedule is SLAMMED with incredible, inspiring folks who will be your new favorite (or remain your very favorite) people on the planet. We've incorporated your feedback to make this year's experience even more authentic, communal, informative and full of practical "start here" steps. You will walk away illuminated and connected. Now, all we need is a time machine to get us to September already!Read More
God’s heart and intention to be with us is never louder than at the Incarnation of Christ, the miracle Christmas birth of Immanuel, God WITH US. God demonstrates a desire for radical “with-ness,” the “with-ness” that had not been fully restored since the Garden of Eden, when God walked with Adam and Eve in the “cool of the day.” God again desires to be close to his people, to us. Jesus by prophetic name is “God with us,” and he promises to be with us until the end. That’s why at The Mentoring Project, we want every fatherless child to have a caring mentor.Read More
#LongLiveMentoring 2014 Storyteller Ed Eason, professional guitarist for artists who have sold over 20 million records (Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, SHeDaisy, Paul Brandt & Matthew West), joins Tivamo for a special live broadcast on Thursday December 11 at 10pm EST / 9pm CST / 7pm PST.Read More
The Mentoring Project is proud and grateful to serve the Oklahoma City Police Department Gang Prevention Unit to recruit, train and match mentors with high risk youth. Every day, we see heroic police officers serve their community, offering hope and second chances to high-risk youth. When they identify a young man or woman who needs a mentor and a life change, we make it happen.Read More
During the winter months, many of our mentees do not have proper cold weather gear. Some do not have warm layers and some do not have the right fit (too floppy & big / too tight & little). Some of our mentees have only ever had hand-me-down clothes. We want to surprise our guys and gals with slick hoodies that are warm and fit just right.
YOU can give a child or teenager a winter hoodie that is cozy and new!Read More
The Mentoring Project took a crew of mentors and mentees out for ribs and a big night of basketball. This was the first professional basketball game for several of the mentees, who were mesmerized by the fanfare of it all. #MentorMomentRead More