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Teenagers remind me of toddlers…

April 19, 2016

I find myself at a strange crossroad in my life. I am a mother of a two-year-old girl and a fourteen-year-old, 8th grade, girl. I find their behavior and personalities strikingly parallel. Teenagers remind me of toddlers…one second moody, independent, emotional, destructive, and upset with little reason or explanation. Then, like the flip of a […]

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Mentoring is Modeling

January 11, 2016

January is National Mentoring Month. It’s time when we reflect on the incredible power of the little things that make a big difference in the lives of a child. Last month, I got to hear one of our matches from the Mentor Dubuque program talk about their experience to a big group of people. The […]

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“Stressed Brains Can’t Learn”

December 21, 2015

In 2010, Jim Sporleder went to a conference with no idea of the impact that the information was going to have on himself, or the change that it would influence. The Principal of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, Washington, Sporleder had charged himself with the task of turning around a school populated with […]

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Going Back To School Can Be Difficult For LGBTQ Teens

September 4, 2015

Coming back to school from summer vacation can be challenging for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other identities (LGBTQ+). While it is often a return to supportive friends and teachers, it can also be a return to harassment, indifference, and exclusion. The Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools has […]

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January is National Mentoring Month

January 20, 2015

January is National Mentoring Month and Mentor Dubuque is celebrating mentoring all month long. We want to take a moment first to say “thank you” to each and every one of our mentors, past and present. The commitment and dedication our mentors have to the program and their mentees is amazing. National Mentoring Month is […]

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Mentor Dubuque Going Strong. So Are the Mentors and Mentees.

July 20, 2014

All around the Dubuque area, Hillcrest’s Mentor Dubuque program is creating lasting relationships, stronger families and smiles a plenty.

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