Podcast: Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting

By |August 22nd, 2022|Categories: All Posts, News|

Colby Swettberg, CEO of Silver Lining Mentoring, was recently featured on the Aging Out Institute's "Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting" podcast. Lynn Tonini of Aging Out Institute (AOI) interviewed Colby for the episode, during which they discussed Silver Lining's mentoring prog ... Read More >

Mentor of the Month Spotlight: Drew, July 2022

By |July 21st, 2022|Categories: All Posts, Mentor Spotlight|

Every day, Silver Lining mentors go above and beyond to connect with their mentees, sharing their experiences with our community all while going about their daily lives. We’re proud to announce our new Mentor of the Month spotlights to shine a light on the incredible volunteers wh ... Read More >

Paving the Way: SLM Institute Jumpstarts Advocacy Efforts with Fellowship

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Mobile Burrell, Assistant Director of Technical Assistance & Institute Initiatives “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” —Rumi Where did we start?  The Silver Lining Mentoring Institute (Institute) team started our walk in 2019 and, as Rumi alludes to, wer ... Read More >

Celebrating SLM’s First Matches, 20 Years Later

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: All Posts, News|

This month marked an important milestone in Silver Lining Mentoring’s history—our very first matches are celebrating 20 years together! Mentees Henry and Mike have been connected with their mentors, Justin and Vanessa, since March 2002. The Beginning Silver Lining Mentoring® was f ... Read More >

Seeding Our Future: Silver Lining Mentoring Selected by Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: News|

Silver Lining Mentoring is proud to announce that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has selected Silver Lining as part of her effort “to give the majority of [her] wealth back to the society that helped generate it.” Ms. Scott’s rigorous process of national research and analysis make ... Read More >

Mentoring Vital to Bridging Relationship Gap for Youth in Foster Care

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: All Posts, News|

Christina Haines, SLM's Senior Director of Strategy and National Initiatives, wrote an op-ed for the Boston Herald calling attention to the benefits of long-term mentoring relationships for youth in foster care. Read the op-ed, entitled "Mentoring Vital to Bridging Relationship Ga ... Read More >

Sharing Difficult News about a Mentee

By |March 11th, 2022|Categories: All Posts, News|

Celebrating the Life of Alasia It is with a heavy heart that we share very difficult news about one of our mentees, Alasia, who you may remember was featured at last year's Match celebration with her mentor Meghan. Alasia passed away after being struck by a vehicle in late January ... Read More >

“I Am A Mentor” – Celebrating National Mentoring Month

By |January 6th, 2022|Categories: All Posts, News|

What better way to ring in the new year than with National Mentoring Month? This January, we're celebrating our incredible mentors, like Abby, who make a lasting difference for young people in foster care. So why do our amazing volunteers choose to become mentors? What have they l ... Read More >

Reflecting on 2021: SLM’s Year in Review

By |December 16th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, News|

As we wrap up another year, I wanted to thank you for standing with youth in foster care. This past year hasn't been easy for anyone, but young people impacted by foster care have been particularly vulnerable to financial concerns, food insecurity, and housing instability, all wh ... Read More >

Help Youth in Foster Care THRIVE This Giving Tuesday!

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: All Posts|

This Giving Tuesday, help youth in foster care THRIVE! Donate now. Young people in the Massachusetts foster care system are moved 8 times every 3 years, on average. Each move often means starting over with a different bed, a different school, different teachers and classmates, and ... Read More >

My Experience With The SLM Program And Having A Mentor

By |November 10th, 2021|Categories: All Posts, Youth Voice|

By Deavonie Cowan, SLM Mentee Having a mentor is one of the most humbling things that can happen to a kid, young youth, or anyone that is about to age out of foster care. When I was in foster care right around the year before I was going to age out I chose to do the SLM program, I ... Read More >

Mentoring Milestone: Celebrating One Year

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

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 >

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