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2017 September 6
Posted by Michael
To dream is to 'contemplate the possibility'. It is all about hoping and wishing for something to happen or be in the future. That is what the almost million young immigrants we call 'dreamers' strive to do every day. They are not only dreaming of a life where they can achieve their very best and contribute to a better America, but many are working every day in school and at work to make our communities better places to live. They are the definition of a group of young people who have done nothing wrong but have worked to do everything right. The action of the White House this week to... Read more
2017 July 26
Posted by Joana
MMP is excited to participate in Bank of America's Student Leaders program again this summer. The Student Leaders program annually provides over 220 community-minded high school juniors and seniors across the U.S. with a paid eight-week summer internship at local nonprofit organizations. Student Leaders also attend the week-long and all expense paid Bank of America Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in July. Meet this year's MMP Student Leader, Estefany Pineda:  In your own words, how would you describe MMP's mission? MMP’s mission is to empower adult-youth... Read more
2017 July 17
Posted by Joana
This past November, Massachusetts showed up to the polls strongly in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. This prompted the Massachusetts House and Senate to create a special committee to provide legislative oversight on the taxation, sale, and regulation of its use. The deadline for the committee to come to an agreement on the legalization law rewrite is overdue, and the marijuana tax has dominated the state and local news cycle in the last few weeks. Because Mass Mentoring Partnership believes in the will of the voters, the purpose of this blog post is not make a value... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing EVkids, mentee Jimmy and his mentor Jackson were interviewed about their relationship on NESN and WEEI. In 2014, mentor Jackson and mentee Jimmy were matched by EVkids. The program empowers inner-city Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. They help low-income,... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, mentee Clint and his mentor Robert got to read the starting lineups on NESN. Mentee Clint had been waiting to be matched for about eight months before Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County finally introduced him to mentor Robert. The program targets... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing Partners for Youth with Disabilities, mentee Matt and his mentor Nate yelled "play ball" to start the game. In October 2015, mentor Nate and mentee Matt were matched by Partners for Youth with Disabilities. Their program empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing Children's Friend and Family Services, mentee Christian and his mentor Brandon yelled "play ball" to start the game. Six months ago, mentor Brandon and mentee Christian were matched by Children’s Friend and Family Services, a division of the Justice Resource Institute. Their mentoring... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, mentee Mike and his mentors, Jordan and Victor, threw out the first pitch. In November 2016, mentors Jordan and Victor and mentee Mike were matched by Family Services of the Merrimack Valley as part of the Big Friends Little Friends program. The program... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Joana
Breakfast at Fenway Park Our 13th Annual Champions of Mentoring breakfast was a memorable event. We heard from several guests, including Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Red Sox Manager John Farrell, on the critical need for relationships to help level the playing field for young people. Champions of Mentoring James & Colin Connolly, sons of Mass Mentoring Partnership’s late board chair, Jim Connolly, presented the James G. Connolly Tribute Fund award to two organizations, Partners for Youth with Disabilities and Enroot. The funds will go towards their work to expand and... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
  On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, mentee Paige and her mentor Margaret threw out the first pitch.   Several years ago, mentor Margaret and mentee Paige were matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. The program reaches the children through... Read more

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