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Highlights from Youth Mentoring Day 2024

By |March 29th, 2024|Categories: Events|

Silver Lining Mentoring is proud to have participated in Youth Mentoring Day, hosted by our community partner Mass Mentoring, to again advocate for youth mentoring to be a budget priority given the critical impact mentoring organizations can have on youth and our community. We had... Read More >

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Amplifying Connection During the 2024 Mentoring Summit

By |February 17th, 2024|Categories: Events, News|

Written by: Leah Harrigan, Assistant Director of Education and Training The 2024 National Mentoring Summit convened by MENTOR in Washington D.C. offered a great opportunity to turn virtual connections to real life relationships, capitalizing on the time shared in person building c... Read More >

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Friendship Beyond Graduation: Mel and Jesse’s Match Story

By |November 16th, 2023|Categories: Match Stories, Mentor Spotlight|

Every mentoring match includes a unique journey between two individuals built on the principles of connection, reciprocity and care. Silver Lining Mentoring matches last an average of 55 months, more than six times the national average. No matter the length of the relationship, th... Read More >

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2022 Feedback Survey Insights

By |October 27th, 2023|Categories: News|

Silver Lining Mentoring Feedback Survey Insights In 2022, Silver Lining Mentoring sent out feedback surveys to current transition-age mentees and volunteer mentors. We are grateful for the feedback our community gave us to tell us how we're doing as an organization, how things are... Read More >

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Build-A-Match Program Going Strong

By |October 6th, 2023|Categories: News|

This fall, the Silver Lining Mentoring program team is excited to launch our next Build-A-Match cohort (BAM) at a residential placement in Needham, MA. BAM is a six-week cohort program for youth ages 7-13 living in a residential placement, which means placement in a licensed publi... Read More >

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Armani & Andrew: The Power of Consistency

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Match Stories|

Armani and volunteer mentor Andrew were matched in 2022 and have continued to grow their bond through shared experiences. They were also honored speakers at our recent Match Gala. Read some of Armani’s reflections on how their match has encouraged him to follow his dreams.  Growin... Read More >

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Borias and Paul: Heartfelt Connection

By |August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Match Stories|

Borias is 20 years old and loves cosplay. His favorite superhero is Spider-Man because he connects deeply with the character’s story of adversity, loss, and resilience. Growing up in the Boston area, Borias and his dad struggled to find stable housing. They moved around a lot and ... Read More >

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The Value of Peer Support for Mentoring Program Staff

By |July 5th, 2023|Categories: Cultural Responsiveness, Events|

Written by Silver Lining Mentoring Program Coordinator, Liz Barker. This June, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a post-MENTOR Con “training of trainers” session hosted by MENTOR National in conjunction with the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC). The two-day traini... Read More >

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Silver Lining Mentoring Announces Inaugural Lived Experience Fellow Jarrett Harper

By |June 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|

Silver Lining Mentoring  is pleased to announce the organization’s inaugural Lived Experience Fellow, Jarrett Harper. Jarrett Harper is a criminal justice and foster care reform advocate working to stop exploitation within the criminal justice system, including ending the enforcem... Read More >

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MATCH Gala Returns to In-Person Night of Celebration After Four Years

By |May 26th, 2023|Categories: Events, News|

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a night of celebration, joy and connection during our 2023 Match Gala! Over 250 Silver Lining Mentoring supporters celebrated with us at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama and helped us raise over $500,000 for Silver Lining Mentoring’s... Read More >

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Introducing Silver Lining Mentoring’s 2023 Board of Directors

By |March 2nd, 2023|Categories: All Posts, News|

Tom Shirk Takes the Helm as Board Chair Silver Lining Mentoring (SLM) is proud to introduce our 2023 Board of Directors! As volunteers and donors, Board members are some of Silver Lining’s biggest champions. We thank all the members who have served our organization over these past... Read More >

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Volunteer Mentor Spotlight: Gabe, February 2023

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: All Posts, Mentor Spotlight|

This month, we’re excited to spotlight volunteer mentor Gabe! Gabe and his mentee, A, were matched last spring during Learn & Earn and quickly formed a close connection. During this critical first year of their relationship, Gabe and A proved just how fun mentoring can be. One... Read More >

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