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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 Child and Family Services, mentee Christionna got to serve as honorary bat girl. She was joined by her mentor, Kelsey. In December 2015, mentor Kelsey and mentee Christionna were matched by the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program as part of Child and Family... 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, Lucas got to serve as honorary bat boy. He was joined by his mentor, Kevin. In June 2016, mentor Kevin and mentee Lucas were matched by Family Services of the Merrimack Valley as part of the Big Friends Little Friends program. The program matches... Read more
2017 June 29
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is excited to announce that President and CEO Marty Martinez has been named a 2017 Barr Fellow by the Barr Foundation. This honor is in recognition of his leadership and impact at MMP and within the Greater Boston community.   As one of 12 members selected for the 2017 Class of Barr Fellows, Marty will participate in a two-year program that includes a group learning journey, a three-month sabbatical, and facilitated retreats. Mass Mentoring Partnership will also receive a $100,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support Marty’s participation in the... Read more
2017 June 23
Posted by Joana
This spring, Mass Mentoring Partnership hosted a high school senior from TechBoston Academy as our Government Relations intern. He shared his thoughts on how supportive relationships that were built in the fabric of his school have helped him overcome challenges and prepared him for graduation and beyond. I attend a Boston Public School in Dorchester, MA called Tech Boston Academy (TBA). When I enrolled back in August 2012, I enrolled to be a part of a program known that many schools have that's known as the PATH program. I was one of the first students to start this program with two... Read more
2017 June 7
Posted by Joana
Since our founding in 1992, there have been many individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on Mass Mentoring Partnership. It’s through their commitment to our mission that we have been able to continue our work and strengthen communities through empowering youth-adult relationships. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve selected 25 Mentors of Mass Mentoring Partnership to recognize for their contributions. We recognized them earlier this year at our gala celebration and we thank them for everything they’ve done to help us achieve so much... Read more
2017 May 17
Posted by Joana
Since our founding in 1992, there have been many individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on Mass Mentoring Partnership. It’s through their commitment to our mission that we have been able to continue our work and strengthen communities through empowering youth-adult relationships. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve selected 25 Mentors of Mass Mentoring Partnership to recognize for their contributions. We recognized them earlier this year at our gala celebration and we thank them for everything they’ve done to help us achieve so much... Read more
2017 April 27
Posted by Joana
Every year, with the support of John Hancock, Mass Mentoring Partnership enlists great individuals to run the Boston Marathon and raise money to support our work. All of the money they raise directly fuels our mission to create empowering youth-adult relationships across the state. For 2017, we were fortunate to have two runners. One of the runners, Sam Melchiorri of MMP Mentor ALKU, shared her journey to the finish line with us: How did you hear about MMP?  I work at ALKU and because our CEO, Mark Eldridge, has a strong connection and history with MMP, I have done three 50-... Read more
2017 April 26
Posted by Joana
Since our founding in 1992, there have been many individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on Mass Mentoring Partnership. It’s through their commitment to our mission that we have been able to continue our work and strengthen communities through empowering youth-adult relationships. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve selected 25 Mentors of Mass Mentoring Partnership to recognize for their contributions. We recognized them earlier this year at our gala celebration and we thank them for everything they’ve done to help us achieve so much throughout... Read more
2017 April 24
Posted by Joana
Every year, with the support of John Hancock, Mass Mentoring Partnership enlists great individuals to run the Boston Marathon and raise money to support our work. All of the money they raise directly fuels our mission to create empowering youth-adult relationships. For 2017, we were fortunate to have two runners. One of the runners, Hillary Laggis, shares her story: I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom called Hardwick and attended the University of Vermont. In 2014, after graduation, I moved to Boston and began a career in development at the Inner-City... Read more
2017 April 13
Posted by Joana
(updated - 7/21/2017) Renee Gaillard, a 2016-2017 Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring, served two years at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Roxbury, MA. She shares her experiences and encourages others to consider becoming an AOM below. The Bronx, NY is where I was born and raised, but I moved to Boston in 2010 to attend college. After graduating, I worked in customer service for a little over a year but started to feel an urge to work more face-to-face with the local community and by fate, I came across the AmeriCorps role at DSNI. It was just the right fit.... Read more

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