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2018 February 15
Posted by Michael
On February 13th, we welcomed more than 100 guests to Loomis Sayles in Boston for our 2018 Corporate Mentoring Summit. It was a great opportunity to share the many ways that businesses and youth-serving organizations are partnering to support young people. We also recognized individuals from Massachusetts companies for their ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for youth to get support from adults.  Deb Lawrence from Bank of America (and a member MMP's board) presented Excellence in Empowering Youth Adult Relationship awards to Anne Bowie from WilmerHale, Emily Cislo from... Read more
2018 February 14
Posted by Joana
On Monday, January 15th, MMP and the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring partnered with Many Helping Hands 365 to serve the community of Cambridge. Ambassador of Mentoring at MMP's Western Mass office, Terrance Smith, captured highlights of the day.  By Terrance Smith, Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring  A gentle snow shower came over Cambridge on Monday Morning of Many Hands 365’s and the Cambridge Community Foundation’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a call to address the needs of the city’s most marginalized individuals, and to honor Dr.... Read more
2018 February 9
Posted by Joana
Last month, we recapped highlights of 2018 Youth Mentoring Day at the State House, and we wanted to share this blog post from one of MMP's partner programs. This post was originally published on February 1, 2018 on Partner's for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) website.  by Austin Carr, PYD Fellow & Recruitment Volunteer On January 8, I attended with other mentees and our mentors an Advocacy Leadership Training with Mass Mentoring in collaboration with PYD (Partners for Youth with Disabilities) in preparation for Youth Mentoring Day at the State House that was... Read more
2018 January 25
Posted by Joana
On the morning of January 17th, Massachusetts faced several snow storm warnings, yet youth-serving programs, legislators, and young people alike braved the snow and convened at the MA State House for the 12th annual Youth Mentoring Day. As part of National Mentoring Month, MMP and the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring hosted the event to elevate and celebrate the youth voice. We were joined by several legislative Champions of Mentoring, program staff and youth from programs across the state. From getting to hear from young women on what mentoring relationships have... Read more
2017 December 15
Posted by Joana
This year, MMP is honored to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM) program. One of the biggest projects AOMs take part in is planning the annual Youth Mentoring Day at the State House. The current cohort is busy planning and preparing, but we wanted to pause and share why they serve in communities across MA. Meet the 2017-2018 cohort: Ambassadors of Mentoring, Why Do You Serve?            "I had recently completed a team-based year of service, and I wanted to spend a year working more... Read more
2017 November 21
Posted by Joana
 A DAY OF CRITICAL RELATIONSHIPS  On November 16th, along with My Brother's Keeper-Boston, MENTOR, and MENTOR-Rhode Island, MMP convened youth-serving practitioners from across the Commonwealth for a Forum on Critical Relationships. In addition to critical breakout sessions, we explored the exciting work of scholar and practitioner, Torie Weiston-Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide. We highlighted moments from the forum below:  "This is an opportunity to discuss equity and disrupt the status quo in the field of mentoring."  Beth Fraster, MMP... Read more
2017 November 9
Posted by Michael
As we come to the end of our celebration of Mass Mentoring Partnership’s 25th year, we also prepare to say goodbye to our longtime leader. Marty Martinez, our President and CEO, has decided to depart MMP in December to take on an exciting new challenge as the Chief of Health & Human Services for Mayor Marty Walsh and the City of Boston. Marty first joined MMP in 2007 and served as Chief Program Officer prior to being named CEO in 2012. Through his passion, commitment and expertise, he has led MMP to unprecedented growth, including a 50% increase in MMP’s full-time staff and 15% growth in... Read more
2017 November 9
Posted by Michael
  We were thrilled to join with our partners and friends on November 8th at the Springfield Museums to celebrate our 10th anniversary in Western Massachusetts! Thank you to our friends at Bank of America for sponsoring this event! It was an opportunity to look back at the last decade of making empowering youth-adult relationships happen in the region. We were fortunate to have public officials from Western Massachusetts join us, including Michael Knapik from Governor Baker's office and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. Both brought citations and proclamations... Read more
2017 October 16
Posted by Joana
On the evening of October 11th, we celebrated the 6th annual Cheers to Mentoring in Boston with our friends ALKU, EY, and the Rodman Ride for Kids. We gathered for a special evening celebrating youth-adult relationships happening across MA. Throughout the event, we shared the story that #RelationshipsMatter and most importantly, we honored the 2017 ALKU Scholarship Winner, Daniel. Read more below:     1 in 8 students in MA won’t graduate on time.* Youth in developmental relationships are less likely to skip school and more likely to present better attitudes and behaviors at school... Read more
2017 October 16
Posted by Michael
Last Wednesday evening, Mass Mentoring Partnership President & CEO Marty Martinez joined education and youth development leaders from across the Commonwealth to participate in Build The Future, a special town hall meeting hosted by NBC News Education Nation and broadcast live on NECN and NBC Boston. Marty shares his thoughts on the event:   It was an honor to join so many educators, youth development experts and stakeholders in the Education Nation discussion. These included Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang;  Chris Gabrieli, Chairman, Massachusetts Board of... Read more

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