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2013 October 23
Posted by Michael
The Boston mayoral election is Nov. 5, 2013. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) reached out to both final candidates to find out how mentoring has impacted their own lives. Here is the response from candidate John Connolly. Why do you believe mentoring is important?I believe mentoring can make a profound difference in the life of a young person, and also create a positive ripple effect in his or her family, school, and community.  A caring and reliable relationship with an adult who is invested in a young person's academic and social and emotional development allows him or her to develop... Read more
2013 September 18
Posted by Michael
By Elena Sokolow-Kaufman, manager of government relations and field resources This week, we are celebrating Mentoring Works! Week as part of Attendance Awareness Month to raise awareness on how mentoring can play a role in academic success. It is widely understood that school attendance is a critical step towards student academic achievement. Intuitively, it makes sense that youth need to be in class in order to have a chance at absorbing course material and to apply what they are learning. But as many as 7.5 million U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year. Research shows that... Read more
2013 September 18
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Several mentoring programs have joined our efforts to raise funds for their own programs as well. We want you to meet one of the awesome riders on these teams! Rider: Maddy WendtAge: 24City: Marine, MN (hometown); Northampton (current city)Occupation: Graduate student studying secondary educationDistance riding: 25 milesTeam riding for: Project Coach Why did you... Read more
2013 September 9
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Several mentoring programs have joined our efforts to raise funds for their own programs as well. We want you to meet one of the awesome riders on these teams! Rider: C.T. RansdellAge: 27City: Jamaica PlainOccupation: Associate Director of Development at Generations IncorporatedDistance riding: 100 miles (4th year!)Team riding for: Generations Incorporated Why did... Read more
2013 September 4
Posted by Michael
Guest post submitted by Dennis Quinn, director of mentoring programs, Reader to Reader For Reader to Reader, our most successful recruitment has always been by word of mouth. Given our close relationship with Amherst College students, current mentors would often recommend us to their friends. In the days when we had 20 mentors, we didn't need much more than that. Last year, though, we had 85 mentors, and with the growth we expect this year, we may reach 100. For that reason, and with the support of Mass Mentoring, we hope to take a more targeted approach to recruiting. Our back to school... Read more
2013 August 19
Posted by Michael
By Sarah Shugrue, manager of Western MA partnerships Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is a proud supporter of the Stay in School Campaign, a Springfield city-wide campaign focused on reducing the rate of chronic absenteeism and encouraging students to attend school daily, graduate on time, and pursue their dreams. This September, we are looking forward to celebrating the inaugural Attendance Awareness Month statewide to raise awareness on how mentoring can play a role in academic success. The week of Sept. 16-22 is being celebrated as Mentoring Works! Week. Children with mentors are: 52... Read more
2013 August 14
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. We want you to meet the awesome riders on Team MMP! Rider: Dan AlbericoAge: 23City: WatertownOccupation: Recruiter at The Start Group/ALKUDistance riding: 25 miles Why did you choose to ride for Team MMP in the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids? I love the cause, and I feel responsible to do my part in supporting it. Rather than just making a donation, I want to do something... Read more
2013 August 9
Posted by Michael
[caption id="attachment_1296" align="alignright" width="272"] Andrew (left) and Zach[/caption] Riders: Andrew Regan and Zach Wilson - The Tandem Twosome!Age: 24City: Acton (Zach) and West Newbury (Andrew)Occupation: Account managers at The Start Group/ALKUDistance riding: 25 miles Why did you choose to ride for Team MMP in the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids? It's a great cause and riding tandem is something we have never tried before. We love a challenge! What has been the most rewarding experience of your training and/or fundraising so far? We've never ridden a tandem bike, but it brings two best... Read more
2013 August 5
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. This year, Mass Mentoring's CEO, Marty Martinez, is considering riding for the first time ever. Tell us what you think. Should Marty ride this year? Take our poll! [polldaddy poll=7299656]
2013 August 2
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. We want you to meet the awesome riders on Team MMP! Rider: Abby HeffronAge: 24City: MethuenOccupation: Client services manager at The Start Group/ALKUDistance riding: 25 miles Why did you choose to ride for Team MMP in the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids? I had so much fun riding last year, I had to do it again! What has been the most rewarding experience of your training... Read more

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