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2013 June 26
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Big Friends Little Friends' match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 17-year old Dominic from Big Friends Little Friends/Family Service Association (BFLF) had the honor of calling "play ball!" for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff the annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. Dominic has been matched with his mentor Tony for an amazing 7+ years! They first met at a site-based... Read more
2013 June 25
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest's match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 14-year-old George from Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Mass/ Metrowest (BBBSCM) had the honor of throwing out a ceremonial first pitch for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff our annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. George has been matched with Robert since late 2009. They... Read more
2013 June 24
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Earthen Vessels' match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 12-year-old Carlos from Earthen Vessels (EV) had the honor of throwing out a ceremonial first pitch for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff our annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. Carlos has been matched with his mentor,  Paul, for a year. They've been involved with the program for the past four years but were... Read more
2013 June 24
Posted by Michael
The following blog post was submitted by Megan Grant, director of program development at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club is piloting a new mentoring initiative, working with a population of young men not typically represented in mentoring programs: proven risk young men ages 16 to 24.  To introduce this new program and recruit additional mentors, we will hold a series of events in Holyoke. Our first event was a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and Games Night held at the Boys & Girls Club on Friday June 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Despite the heavy... Read more
2013 June 21
Posted by Michael
Springfield School Volunteers celebrated its 44th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on June 5 at Western New England University with volunteers, board members, and friends of the organization filling the room to hear words of thanks and appreciation from Executive Director Denise Cogman. Entertainment included the talented Commerce High School Drum Line and the Gerena School Dancers. Food was prepared and served by students in the culinary shop at Putnam Vocational High School. The lunch included speakers such as  Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools Daniel Warwick, who offered... Read more
2013 June 21
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from The DREAM Program's match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 13-year-old Clyde from DREAM had the honor of throwing out a ceremonial first pitch for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff our annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. He has been matched with his mentor Brian for two years. In the beginning, Clyde was not really willing to open up to Brian because he did not know... Read more
2013 June 20
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Old Colony Y's Big Sister Big Brother match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 10-year-old Zeliza from Old Colony Y's Big Sister Big Brother program had the honor of being a Bat Girl for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff the annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. She has been matched with her mentor, Kerri, since December 2011. During this time, Kerri has introduced Zeliza... Read more
2013 June 19
Posted by Michael
Michaela, 18, received the KELLY Award at Mass Mentoring Partnership’s Champions of Mentoring Breakfast at Fenway Park in late May. The $20,000 competitive award through MMP provides educational support to mentees who have persevered through tremendous adversity. Michaela will use the funding to pursue her nursing degree at Worcester State University. [caption id="attachment_1238" align="alignright" width="300"] Rose and Michaela with Sonja Kelly Farmer from the Kelly Family Foundation[/caption] Michaela was nominated by her mentor Rose. The two have been matched for more than two years... Read more
2013 June 19
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin Co.'s match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 10-year old Jordan from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin Co. had the honor of being a Bat Boy for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff the annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. He and his mentor, Rob, met in late November 2012 and hit it off right away. They share the same favorite color... Read more
2013 June 3
Posted by Michael
This post was written by MMP's Manager of Government Relations and Field Resources, Elena Sokolow-Kaufman Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) administers a state-funded grant program each year called the Mentoring Matching Grants .This year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allocated $350,000 to MMP, which has been distributed to 27 programs across the Commonwealth to assist them in their work of matching and professionally supporting youth with volunteer mentors. Each year we advocate for increasing this critical source of funding, which is the only state funding dedicated specifically to... Read more

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