The Carlson Family Foundation works together with the community to create opportunity, hope and a sense of belonging for every young person. With this mission in mind, the Foundation partnered with Twin Cities PBS (TPT) to produce a six-part series called Mentorship Matters, which features mentors and mentees across a variety of environments, ages and activities. The videos showcase how mentoring has made a difference in their lives.
Between September 2019 and July 2020, TPT and the Carlson Family Foundation developed six original videos for distribution on broadcast and digital platforms. All told, the Mentorship Matters series reached over 750,000 broadcast viewers across the state, with thousands of additional viewers via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In this video, John and Sheldon share how their mentoring relationship through Big Brother Big Sister has improved both of their lives.
This video shows how InnerCity Tennis Foundation leverages sports to build mentoring relationships with young people.
This video highlights the e-mentoring program with BestPrep. You’ll see employees from Optum mentoring students from Woodbury High School and hear what this mentorship opportunity means to them.
This video includes voices from University YMCA’s peer-to-peer mentorship program, which has an emphasis on mental health and connection.
This video follows Elwyn and CJ, a mentor-mentee relationship matched through Kinship Greater Twin Cities. It showcases CJ’s perspective on why being a mentee has had a positive impact on his life.
This video follows Elwyn and CJ, a mentor-mentee relationship matched through Kinship Greater Twin Cities. It showcases Elwyn’s perspective on being a mentor and what he has learned through the process.