Silver Lining Mentoring Awarded Mentoring Matching Grant of $18,500

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Contact: Sandra Hodgetts, Development Manager, (617) 778-1312, For immediate release Boston, October 22, 2019: Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding quality youth mentoring in Massachuset ... Read More >

Former Harvard Kennedy School Director Barbara Best to join Silver Lining Mentoring as Executive Director

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

CEO Colby Swettberg excited to lead alongside Best as national division opens Contact: Cori Mykoff, Director of Development, (617) 209-5307, For immediate release BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2019: Barbara Best, former Executive Director of the Center for Publi ... Read More >

How SLM’s Values Show Up for Me as a Grant Writer

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, Cultural Responsiveness, News|

By Sannie Hodgetts At Silver Lining Mentoring, we have five core values: Commitment, Community, Innovation, Cultural Responsiveness, and Gratitude. These values guide every aspect of our work for every member of our team. As Development Manager, my primary responsibility is to wri ... Read More >

Interview with Lee Nave, Jr.: Silver Lining Mentoring Board of Ambassador member and City Council Candidate for District 9

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Lee Nave, Jr By Kelly Ferguson Staff member Kelly Ferguson sat down with Lee to talk about his background in student organizing and juvenile justice and his vision for a more equitable Boston. Meet Lee Lee Nave Jr. is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and is the oldest of three ch ... Read More >

Mentee Spotlight: What Silver Lining Means To Me

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Sofia and Hannah By Sofia Cusick, mentee Hi! My name is Sofia and my mentor is Hannah – we’ve been matched together for almost a year and a half with Silver Lining Mentoring. Silver Lining Mentoring is an organization that brings together youth in foster care with mentors to do ... Read More >

A Day in the Life of SLM’s Data & Evaluation Manager

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Taylor Folt As Silver Lining Mentoring’s Data and Evaluation Manager, I am privileged to bring together the excitement of technology with the mission of the organization. There are so many positions and ways to propel the work of a nonprofit without being directly involved in t ... Read More >

“What is the main takeaway”? Spoiler alert: Connection

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Valentina Alfaro E. As a Community Based Mentoring (CBM) Program Coordinator here at Silver Lining Mentoring, I support mentor-mentee matches throughout their journeys with the organization. One of my favorite parts of this role is working with teens and young adults as they tr ... Read More >

Pride: 365 Days of Celebrating Identities

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Mobile Burrell and Juliana Scherer at Boston Pride Parade 2019 By Mobile Burrell This month many around the globe are celebrating LGBTQ Pride in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 as a way to recognize the value & contributions of folks in the LGBT community. While ... Read More >

Silver Lining Mentoring Raises $570,000 and Announces Going National at their 10th Annual Match Gala

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, Events, News|

Colby Swettberg, CEO Silver Lining Mentoring, the only mentoring organization in Massachusetts focused specifically on youth in foster care, recently raised $570,000 during its 10th Annual Match Gala. The funds raised will support Silver Lining Mentoring’s mission to empower you ... Read More >

Match Spotlight: An Interview with Andrea & Jennifer

By |May 10th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Andrea and Jennifer Ingham Andrea and Jennifer were matched through SLM's Learn and Earn opportunity in 2014 and have continued as a match through the Community Based mentoring opportunity for over 4 years. Jennifer is a former Big Brother Big Sister mentee with lived experienc ... Read More >

On Identity and Social Justice:  Racial Identity and the Role of Mentors

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, Cultural Responsiveness|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Christina Haines Adolescence is a critical time of identity development. The teenage and young adult years present a strong drive to answer the question, “Who am I?” The quest for this answer informs a young person’s confidence, aspirations, and relationships, among other pilla ... Read More >

Up Close and Personal with our 2019 Boston Marathon Runners

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

By Kelly Ferguson Our four fabulous runners, Kat, Justin, Alexa and Neal, are braving rainy conditions this Marathon Monday to run 26.2 miles for Silver Lining Mentoring! Staff member Kelly Ferguson sat down with each person to learn about their backgrounds, and what lead them to ... Read More >

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