Each January we celebrate National Mentoring Month. This month is dedicated to recognize the positive influence mentors have on the lives of young people in communities around the country. The Foundation staff wants to share what being a mentor means to them. See what our staff has to say!
Today marks 75 years since the attack at Pearl Harbor. That grim day marked a turning point for the United States, influencing the decision to join World War II. On this anniversary, we want to take a moment to remember and thank those who have served for our country. We have a responsibility to recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice, allowing for our great nation to become what it is today. Thank you to all who have served, and to those who continue to protect the American way of life.
Thank you to all of the women and men who have served and continue to serve our country. This Veteran’s Day, we would like to honor Mike, former SEAL, as our Mentor of the Month! He learned about the Cal Ripken, Sr.
All of the kids are back home now, either in school or getting ready to start school right after Labor Day. But we had another great camp with 122 program participants and their mentors from 7 states and Canada! Here are some highlights from last week:
Here are a few of the amazing mentors and program partners we work with, sharing what they learned from their moms, how she led by example, and how she has impacted their work with kids…
The United States has many reasons to be thankful for George Washington’s leadership, not the least of which is the nation’s oldest, most storied law enforcement agency – the United States Marshals Service. The US Marshals came in to existence thanks to the Judiciary Act of 1789, enabling thousands of men and women to serve our nation with honor ever since.
On January 28th, 29th, and 30th, hundreds of individuals from organizations all around the country came together to share their experiences and hopefully learn something about mentoring at the 2015 National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC.
Each month, we shine the spotlight on a partner organization or an individual mentor (or coach, as we usually call them).
Since January is National Mentoring Month, here are some of the mentors we have featured previously on the Coaches Forum:
This month’s mentor spotlight is on Borndavid McCraw from the Y of Central MD. A Baltimorean, Born balances the roles of a public school teacher, father, poet, and community activist. Born is also a talented musician who performs under the name Em Sea Water. Since his debut album was released in 2005, Born has created music to inspire audiences of all ages, including young children. His anti-bullying poem “Charlie” and his “My Pencil” rap have appeared in almost every classroom in Maryland. As a graduate of Coppin State University
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation program team sends our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mario Bustos. Mario spent countless hours mentoring young people in Chicago and was a chaperone at the CRSF Summer Camp since our very beginning. Mario will be missed by both the kids of Chicago and the entire Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation family.