The Power of Relationships: Mentoring Youth in Appalachia

Written by Angela McMann //  Mentoring is justice. It’s doing justice to youth who have been lacking positive adult role models for a variety of reasons. There is a lot of research right now about brain chemistry after experiencing trauma in childhood. Much of that research has shown that youth who experienced trauma will experience other … Continue reading The Power of Relationships: Mentoring Youth in Appalachia

“The AAA of Justice:” What Makes Mentorship Work

Written by Kimani Francois //  One of the most vital acts of justice is mentorship. When I ponder the words “mentor” or “mentorship,” the words that come to mind are: wise counsel, experience, knowledge, and advice. The definition of mentorship is “a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps guide a less … Continue reading “The AAA of Justice:” What Makes Mentorship Work

“How to Kill a Skunk”: Mentorship and Transformation in the Inner City

Written by Gabe LePage //  Elijah Libbett never knew I was the one who messed with the skunk. I was taking a walk around my neighborhood in the Southeast side of Grand Rapids, resting my mind from studying for exams. As I was walking down the street, a man in front of me pointed at … Continue reading “How to Kill a Skunk”: Mentorship and Transformation in the Inner City