Category Archives : News


Self Care – Who Has The Time?

“Always make sure you secure your own oxygen mask before you begin assisting your neighbors.”  This metaphor is commonly used in my field. You cannot save your neighbor if you haven’t made sure your own blood is being oxygenated. Seems obvious. Interestingly, this simple message put through the filter of our social expectations, depending on […]


Small Changes, Big Impact

Recently, at Silver Lining Mentoring we’ve been talking a lot about data, when we collect it, how we collect it and what we’re going to do with it. Daniel, our Data Strategy Manager has been helping to connect staff in different departments to learn more about how we can use data to tell our stories […]


The F-Word

The F-Word   At our Match Gala this May, Silver Lining Mentoring’s CEO, Colby Swettberg, got on stage and talked to our over 250 guests about “the f-word.” As the Director of Development and the person overseeing the event, I had a small heart attack. Luckily I recovered in time to hear Colby clarify, the […]


Winter Connections

Having a mentor/mentee relationship is both a binding and fulfilling bond for everyone involved. Being able to have that special someone with whom you can look forward to spending time, is one of the greatest feelings anyone can experience, especially foster youth. The holiday season brings joy to many, but also brings a sense of […]


Pressing Pause

It’s the end of the year. Between all of the things you may have on your plate and the harsh realities of daily current events, take a moment for yourself. Whether or not the finish line is in sight, take that moment. On the NPR podcast, Code Switch, they round-out every episode with a song […]