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2011-06-15 06:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, American Airlines will join with entertainer Steve Harvey to host more than 100 boys from Dallas and across the country, June 16 - 19, during the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend at the Steve Harvey Ranch in Little Elm, Texas. Steve Harvey, American Airlines employee volunteers, including African-American pilots and aircraft mechanics, will be on hand to meet and mentor the teenage boys, who will learn about the...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

DALLAS, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to mentors, 81-year-old Michael Trueblood and 29-year-old Shatia Y. Edwards are in the eyes of Big Brothers Big Sisters - the best of the best. The donor and volunteer supported national mentoring network has named Trueblood national Big Brother of the Year and Edwards national Big Sister of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/PH17540LOGO ) Comcast Corporation, sponsor of the 2011 Big Brothers Big Sisters...

2011-06-08 14:20:00

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program and three-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers; along with Stanford Director of Athletics Bob Bowlsby; Stanford Head Football Coach David Shaw; and San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh; announced Monday that one of the nation's most innovative summer mentoring initiatives for disadvantaged youth, the Youth Impact Program, will hold its...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of high school juniors and seniors participating in the Architecture/Construction/Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program now are able to participate in an innovative E-mentoring program about sustainable design co-collaborated and developed by ACE and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The program is supported by a generous gift from AT&T. The Sustainable Design Award (SDA) program has arisen out of ACE's extensive experience...

2011-05-13 10:52:34

In a time of transition for rural African-American young adults, natural mentors in the community help them stay focused on their goals and avoid potential difficulties associated with emerging adulthood, according to findings from an ongoing University of Georgia study. The study, published in the early online edition of American Journal of Community Psychology, is part of a broader research program called the Adults in the Making project, which is aimed at helping rural African Americans...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orlando Magic franchise player and Olympic Gold Medalist Dwight Howard has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters as a celebrity ambassador in a viral PSA to support Start Something(TM), a national campaign urging all adults -- not just volunteers -- to support quality, long-term mentoring to help children who face adversity beat the odds. In conjunction with the recent launch of his new D12 Foundation, Howard has donated $10,000 to Big Brothers Big...

2011-04-12 13:00:00

New Program Expands Access to Advice and Tools for Veterans and Their Families Looking to Start or Grow a Small Business WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, supports the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces Initiative, a program designed to improve support for our service members and their families. As part of this program, SCORE volunteers will...

2011-04-12 08:15:00

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "More than any other business asset, intellectual talent will drive the next economy and every business leader should be taking stock right now to prepare for emerging business opportunities," says Henry Business Solutions CEO Patricia Henry Poyle, a co-author of Business DISCovery: Success Secrets from the Men and Women Who Make Things Happen. Never before has so much knowledge and wisdom been compressed into seven easy-to-read...

2011-04-11 14:19:00

NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly admitted attorneys, are you frustrated by the toughest legal job market of the decade? If you're employed, are you overwhelmed to realize you need skills you definitely weren't taught in law school? A resource exclusively for attorneys and aspiring lawyers has launched at LegalMentor.com. Journeyman lawyers, are you worried about the health of your careers as large law firms lay off your colleagues and extend the time it takes to make partner?...

2011-04-11 11:20:00

TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetLife Foundation's continued financial support of Big Brothers Big Sisters with a $500,000 grant will enable it to expand its services to meet the needs of Hispanic children and families. Since 2008, MetLife Foundation has contributed a total of $1.5 million, including this year's grant, to Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring the benefits of its evidence-based mentoring services to the nation's growing Hispanic population. Today's grant...


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