‘I kept a closed heart’ — my life in Massachusetts foster care

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

Iliana Joaquin, SLM volunteer mentor and Board member, shared her experience in the Massachusetts foster care system in an article for Boston Globe Ideas. Below is an excerpt from Iliana's story: I was in three homes total, which is low — the average is six to eight. My first sexu ... Read More >

Community Update: Return to In-Person Programming

By |June 28th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

Effective July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, Silver Lining Mentoring (SLM) is returning to some in-person programming! At this time we are encouraging matches to meet in person while following SLM’s In-Person Visit Policy. Additionally, we’ll be offering a mix of both in-per ... Read More >

Recognizing & Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By |June 4th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, Cultural Responsiveness, News|

On behalf of the Silver Lining Mentoring team, we wish you a joyful and meaningful PRIDE MONTH! Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewal ... Read More >

SLM Receives $50,000 Project Innovation Award from Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Silver Lining Mentoring is proud to announce that we are a winner of The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s 2021 Project Innovation Grant Challenge. The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation is granting nearly $3.5 million this year to nonprofits that are strengthening communities throug ... Read More >

Mentor-mentee spotlight: “seeing the world in a different light”

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: News|

We recently had the privilege of hearing from a mentee-mentor pair reflecting back on their time together. Listen to what Deavonie and Keith had to say about each other and how mentoring has affected their lives. Mentee Deavonie’s words: "The Experience of being partnered with a m ... Read More >

Mentoring milestone: celebrating 15 years

By |March 11th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

Last month, mentee Tina and mentor Julie celebrated their 15-year Match Anniversary! See what they had to say about their time together, along with pictures of mementos from their 15 years. Julie & Tina   On Communication “One piece of advice I would give to a mentor and ... Read More >

Mentor Spotlight: “I’m privileged to be one of the adults that my mentee trusts”

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: News|

My name is Kenneth Avocetien. I decided to become an SLM mentor after a friend talked to me about its mission and community programs. As a mentor, I’ve come to appreciate and understand even more how SLM’s direct focus on relationship-building really helps youth identify and fulfi ... Read More >

Mentee Spotlight: “When will our pain be heard?”

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: All Posts, Cultural Responsiveness|

A young woman of color is wondering why so many things are going on in life right now with people of color like her: Why must we present ourselves a certain way to not be stopped by the police? Why do we get judged for how we dress, and look suspicious because of our clothing gear ... Read More >

Mentee spotlight: “Silver Lining Mentoring program saved me”

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: All Posts, News|

  This week we're lucky to have mentee Taranika sharing a personal story about how SLM programming can make a huge difference: By Taranika (SLM mentee) Hello my name is Taranika and I started with the Silver Lining Mentoring group in April 2019. At first I didn’t know what to ... Read More >

Honoring Black Lives and Standing Against Racism and Injustice

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: All Posts, News|

Dear SLM Community – We are angered and heartbroken by the devastating brutality, racism, and injustice facing our nation in the wake of continued senseless violence against Black people. These incidents are not new and are not isolated.   People of color are disproportionately im ... Read More >

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