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 >

Mentee spotlight: a “backbone of support”

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

Jessica (mentee) and Chelsea (mentor) were matched in January of 2018. They took some time to write about their match with the SLM community. Reflections from Jessica: Chelsea and I have been matched for about 2 years now. Some of the things that we like to do together are go see ... Read More >

Resources for the Silver Lining Mentoring Community During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

  During these challenging times, Silver Lining Mentoring remains committed to its young people, mentors, and community members. Now more than ever, we need to identify new ways to build connection and community, while protecting the safety and health of all. Please click her ... Read More >

Silver Lining Mentoring’s Response to COVID-19

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: All Posts, News|

At Silver Lining Mentoring, we are deeply committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our community and continuing to serve as strong allies for young people impacted by foster care. Please click here to read about our response to COVID-19.   ... Read More >

Why is the SLM Camping Trip so Important?

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Alaina Rosenberry Much has changed in my nine-year tenure at SLM. Over the years we’ve changed our name, more than tripled the number of youth we serve in mentoring relationships, developed new services and more recently launched a national arm to bring our best practices to me ... Read More >

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