A Message From MMP Leadership
Thank you for checking out our 2016 Annual Report. Last year, Mass Mentoring Partnership fully implemented our new strategic vision and expanded mission to support even more young people across Massachusetts. Our focus on “Relationships in Action” and the powerful effect they are having on young people and our communities fueled our work throughout the year.
We expanded our impact through exciting new partnerships in our four targeted communities while continuing to bring services, expertise, and advocacy to our large network of mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations statewide.
This year, we decided to present our annual report a bit differently than in years past. We hope you enjoy the stories from individuals and organizations that we were fortunate to work with in 2016.
On behalf of all of us at MMP, we thank you for your support and for making this work and these accomplishments possible. It means the world to us to have such a powerful network behind us that shares our commitment to bringing caring adults into the lives of young people to help them reach their full potential.
Marty Martinez |
President & CEO
George Neble |
Governing Board Chair
ESTIMATED COST OF ONE HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT TO THE STATE:
Caring Adult Relationships Encourage Young People To Stay in School
YOUNG AMERICANS AGES 20–24 WILL LOSE AN ESTIMATED
IN EARNINGS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS DUE TO UNDEREMPLOYMENT
Relationships help young people succeed
“I always knew that I wanted my coaches to do more than just coach sports once a week. I wanted them to come with their hearts and support the young people who were coming in to play.”
— Ed Caisse, Hampden County
Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative
“We were able to work with MMP staff to ensure that we have policies and practices in place to make our relationships with the young people we serve as strong and resilient as they can be.”
— Kit Jenkins, Executive Director,
Raw Art Works
MENTORING MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
distributed by Mass Mentoring Partnership to 32 mentoring programs in FY2016 to help build capacity and create more than
“We relied on MMP’s expertise to help our programs understand the role that cultural responsiveness and cultural competency play in their work.”
— Emily Haber, CEO,
Massachusetts Service Alliance