Mentoring Milestone: Celebrating One Year

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

Join us in congratulating Yamil and his mentor Monica on their one-year match anniversary! Since they matched in October 2020, Yamil and Monica’s mentoring relationship—like many relationships throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—has been mostly virtual. Their Friday video calls have ... Read More >

An Update from Silver Lining Mentoring

By |October 14th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

As the seasons change, we too have change at Silver Lining Mentoring. With both appreciation and sadness, we announce Barbara Best’s departure as Executive Director of Silver Lining Mentoring. From Executive Director Barbara Best “It is with mixed emotions and a profound sense of ... Read More >

Recognizing & Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, Cultural Responsiveness, News|

Ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Silver Lining Mentoring acknowledges that we work and live on the traditional territories of Indigenous nations, including the Massachusett and Nipmuc people, and that this land is home to many diverse Native people today. This Year’s Boston Marat ... Read More >

Podcast: Navigating The Complexities Of Adoption

By |September 24th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

Evan Hubbard, LICSW, our Assistant Director of Clinical Strategy, is featured in the latest episode of the Thriving Adoptees podcast, entitled "Navigating The Complexities Of Adoption". In the episode, Evan shares his learnings on moving beyond grief to create opportunity for chan ... Read More >

New learning opportunities for Silver Lining mentors!

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

At Silver Lining Mentoring, we know that continuing education is important to helping mentors and young people succeed. That’s why we’re excited to introduce three new virtual learning opportunities for mentors! Hosted on TalentLMS, these three new courses are convenient and self- ... Read More >

‘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: All Posts, 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 >

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