Author Archives: kalipr

Attendance Matters – Mentoring Helps!

This September, Seedling will join organizations all over the country in recognizing Attendance Awareness Month. Chronic absence, the missing of 10% or more of a school year, is an indicator of both poor school performance and an early indicator of dropping … Continue reading

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Mentees Speak Out – What the Young People Say

During a two-day Listening Session with youth affected by parental incarceration that was held in Washington DC, the group helped develop a Tip Sheet for Service Providers Working with Children and Families of the incarcerated.

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Austin’s Fab Five 2017- Celebrating 5 Heroes for Children

Each year Seedling honors five outstanding advocates for children in the Austin area. Some have been involved with the Seedling Mentoring Program personally, but others have contributed to the welfare of children in Austin in a different, but impactful way.

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Reflections in Mentoring

It’s the season for New Year’s Resolutions, and all the advice tells us to reflect, to think about where you’ve been and where you want to go. As you think about the direction for your Seedling mentoring relationship and your … Continue reading

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Measuring Impact in Mentoring

When Seedling Mentor Program was envisioned in 2005, the program was based on research, best practices, and included metrics from the beginning. Each year, the Board of Directors approved increased resources and directed staff to take the steps needed to ensure that … Continue reading

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