Esquire Magazine Features Mentors, Inc.!
Esquire Magazine asked fifty extraordinary men to talk about the parents, coaches, teachers, troops leaders, religious leaders, and all-purpose mentors who helped them get to where they are today. They shared their stories, all to be found on Esquire's inspiring The Mentoring Project.
Organizations were interviewed also, and Mentors, Inc. tops the list in Washington, D.C. (see listing), vetted by Esquire Magazine because, according to Esquire: "We looked at hundreds of organizations and we focused on three criteria to arrive at the ones listed throughout this database—reasonable adherence to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring guide, developed by MENTOR, the national mentoring organization; expert referrals; and potential interest to men."
The Mentoring Project interviewed an intriguing lineup of men, from Robert Redford, LL Cool J, and Aziz Ansari, to John Lewis, John Legend, Joel Osteen, and Marco Rubio (two new interviews will be added each week).
Why ask readers to become mentors? In a note from Esquire's editor, what we talk about in the board room, in the street, and across the kitchen table is made plain. David Granger says:
"There has been, in recent months, a lot of talk about a crisis in American masculinity. It's become something of a knee-jerk reaction to everything from allegations of rape on college campuses to killing sprees, as if such anomalies were evidence that manhood is metastasizing into little more than a collection of bad impulses. Since we are a magazine mostly about the concerns of men, I think it's important that we put forward a vision of what it means to be a good man at this time in this country. And we think it's time for more men to help the next generation of boys grow up successfully. To mentor them. That's what this issue is designed to do: inspire Esquire men to make a difference... (see full statement)."