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2017 March 1
Posted by Joana
Mass Mentoring Partnership started twenty five years ago with Father Monan's idea to bring more caring adults into the lives of young people who needed their support to help them reach their full potential. Twenty five years later, we're still doing that work. It's still who we are. It's still what we believe in.    On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century.      Honoring our Supporters    The gala celebration was an... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of Rev. J. Donald Monan, Pillar of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  In 1992, Father Monan helped found Greater Boston 1 to 1, which would later become Mass Mentoring Partnership. He created the organization’s first... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of the Kelly family -- Ted, Debbie and Sonja -- Pillars of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  The Kelly family’s long association with Mass Mentoring Partnership has had a tremendous impact on the organization that... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of Paul O'Brien, Pillar of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  Paul O’Brien helped found Greater Boston 1 to 1 in 1992, which would later become Mass Mentoring Partnership. He spearheaded a business leadership group to raise... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of Regina Pisa, Pillar of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  Regina Pisa joined the Leadership Council and Governing Board of MMP in 2002 and has been a key figure in MMP’s leadership ever since. Her professional... Read more
2017 February 23
Posted by Joana
As we start to close out Black History Month and the celebration and awareness building of the impact that African-Americans have made in our communities, it is all too clear that we must work even harder on the issues of inclusion and diversity in our work. Even today, we see in the Boston Globe, the need for more diverse representation in our teachers in our public schools to help all young people achieve their very best. Inclusion and diversity cannot just be a monthly celebration but it must be an every day struggle and an every day effort to make real progress on these issues. ... Read more
2017 February 22
Posted by Joana
  Last week, Mass Mentoring Partnership distributed over 1,000 tickets to mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations to participate in unique activities across Massachusetts.     As we celebrate MMP's 25th anniversary at the gala next week and throughout the year, we designated a special week of match activities for our program partners, mentors and mentees. We asked matches and programs to share their pictures at their activities on social media, and here's what some mentors and mentees were up to throughout the week:      Harvard Crimson Basketball... Read more
2017 February 10
Posted by Joana
  Match Activities Week 2017      This year, Mass Mentoring Partnership celebrates 25 years of fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts!   Over the years, we have valued providing programs with opportunities for mentors and mentees to participate in activities they might otherwise not have access to. As we learned in our Mass Mentoring Counts report, Building Futures Through Relationships, relationships are the heart of youth programming and a focus on intentionality is key to the success of programs and their missions.... Read more
2017 February 1
Posted by Joana
Mass Mentoring Partnership President & CEO, Marty Martinez, heads to the nation’s capital today for the National Mentoring Summit. He shares his thoughts with us on recent events in Washington and their effect on young people: As I travel to Washington DC to both attend the National Mentoring Summit and meet with members of our congressional delegation about the needs of young people in Massachusetts, I can't help but think about the messages that are being sent from our federal government to youth across the country. I am both saddened and outraged at the turn our national dialogue has... Read more
2017 January 27
Posted by Joana
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and the Highland Street Americorps Ambassadors of Mentoring hosted the 11th annual Youth Mentoring Day at the State House on January 18th. Youth Mentoring Day raises awareness about the overall impact of mentoring relationships across the state and is an important opportunity to advance our budget and policy priorities for the year. It’s also a venue to recognize the mentors, program staff and policy makers who have significantly impacted the mentoring field.   The theme, Building Futures Through Relationships,... Read more

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