Our Stories — Education

A Helping Hand Goes a Long Way

With the assistance of Communities in Schools of NOVA coordinator Isabel Perez, Jackson and his mother received support for and access to basics most of us never even think twice about—such as food, rent, and furniture.

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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day to day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.

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Do More 24 Success Story: DC SCORES

DC SCORES is a fun program that teaches some serious life lessons. Students improve their fitness levels by playing soccer. They develop their literacy skills and capacity for self-expression by writing poetry.

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Mentoring Matters

Starting a new friendship can be awkward. We say the wrong things or we find that we don’t have much to say at all. That’s how Adam felt when he first met his mentee Michael two years ago.

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Best Year Ever: Back to School Tips

It’s that time of year again. The time that young people dread but secretly also anticipate. What time is that? It’s back-to-school time. It’s time for learning, resuming sports and after-school enrichment programs, reconnecting with friends and, of course, learning!

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