The Power of Mentoring Youth at Risk

On February 23, 2017, the Staff Association of the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a Table Talk in collaboration with Mentoring International. The power of mentoring youth at risk was evidenced in the testimonies of experts, mentors, as well as mentees. In El... leer más

A Time for Planning… A Time for Action!

Maria Jose Benitez Chavez, a young Salvadoran professional who works with youth, gives us some insights as to how to build a peaceful and a more inclusive society by sharing with us attainable goals for this new year. As we start a new year, we also start writing new... leer más

Do You Have a Vision?

As she shares her experience, Ana Gloria Angel highlights the importance of having a vision and a mission, two key factors needed in order to achieve any goal. Since I was little, my father, who I admire, taught me to dream and to choose what I wanted to be when I... leer más

Giving Back Through Mentorship

Paola Bichara, one of our mentors, shares with us the importance of mentoring as well as the enriching experience she has had.  Having a mentor at school, in the community or even in the less traditional avenue such as a cyber-platform, can be very helpful to... leer más

How Has Mentoring International Changed My Life?

Another one of our mentees, Isis, shares with us her life-changing experience with Mentoring International.  Nowadays it is hard for teenagers to choose a career. Their parents or perhaps their friends influence most of them. For me it was hard to choose my career... leer más

Building a New Youth

We start the year with a high note alongside our mentees, who have successfully written their testimonials about the program. Here we share the thoughts of Diego Ochoa, a student from El Salvador.  Young people are the new creators of a more modern world, which... leer más

Inspirational Testimony for Students in Panama

Gerardo Arias, a member of our Mentoring International team in Panama, shares with us the memorable event of the closing ceremony, as well as an inspiring true story by one of our guest speakers. On the morning of December 5th we closed our school year with the... leer más

So long 2015!

2015 has been nothing but eventful in every sense of the word, and for our Mentoring International team it has been another year of success and satisfaction for giving back to the community. The hard work has paid off since our mentees have been improving their... leer más

Experiencing it First-Hand

During our last blogs we have talked about the positive impact of mentoring yet we have not seen the perspective of the mentee. In here, Enner, a Salvadoran student shares with us his inspiring story. Before 2011, the first thing that came to my mind when reading the... leer más

Looking Back

 Five years ago, a group of young Salvadoran professionals living abroad decided to start giving back to their country and they chose education as a way to do this. The Mentoring International Program was then created and since then it has impacted hundreds of lives... leer más

An Unexpected Experience

Unaware of what to expect, Khatijah, a university student, set off into a journey to the little country of El Salvador. She  decided to visit and see for herself  while researching on youth, how the Supérate Center works . Here she tells us her unforgettable enriching... leer más

A Journey Begins With A Single Step

To think that there are 7 billion people living in this planet is mind blowing, and to think that each one has a story is mesmerizing. They say that every person we meet is put in our path to help us, whether by teaching us a lesson or by influencing us. Our story... leer más

It's Time to Spring Forward!

It is time to spring forward! March is the time of regrowth and rebirth, in terms of the seasons. It can also be applied to us, since it marked the start for our “mentoring year” with our orientation sessions. Whether it was on March 7th, March 14th or 21st, mentors... leer más

So 2014 has been good to us…

As human beings it is in our nature to grow and change, but it is in ourselves if we let external circumstances alter us for better or for worse. As another year has come to an end, there is always that feeling of accomplishment or sometimes emptiness. Was it a... leer más

To begin with…

With our early morning coffee, we open our newspaper. The headlines read: “5 dead and 3 survivors.” Its seven a.m. and it is way too early to be reading gruesome news. Some read about the event, others live in its reality every day. Vulnerable youth in Latin America... leer más