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2013 July 3
Posted by Michael
By Ed Momplaisir, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring 2012-13, Mass Mentoring Partnership [caption id="attachment_1263" align="alignright" width="300"] Ed at Mentoring Night at Fenway Park, one of the activities he helped coordinate. With him are MMP Director of Development & Partnerships Vanessa Plant and Director of Marketing & Public Awareness Rich Greif[/caption] This past year, Mass Mentoring Partnership solicited and distributed more than $280,000 worth of match activity opportunities to dozens of mentoring programs across the state, who in turn shared them with... Read more
2013 July 1
Posted by Michael
Since 2005, Mass Mentoring Partnership has teamed up with the Boston Red Sox for the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring Massachusetts adults as mentors. We’ve just launched the 9th year of the campaign, and we’re highlighting programs that participated last year and made successful matches through the campaign. This is a post from mentor Gueshnael Menard with For Kids Only Afterschool. Tell us a little about yourself and your mentee, what mentoring program you’re involved in, and how long you have been matched. My name is Gueshnael Menard and I am a... Read more
2013 June 28
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Big Sister Association of Greater Boston's match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 13-year-old Leilani from Big Sister Association of Greater Boston had the honor of announcing the NESN starting lineup 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. Leilani has been matched with her mentor Talia for 10 months. Not only do they love to cook... Read more
2013 June 27
Posted by Michael
[caption id="attachment_1256" align="alignright" width="300"] Attendees share best practices at the Table Talks event[/caption] Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring recently hosted a recruitment-themed series, Table Talks: Diversifying Your Recruitment Efforts. The event was offered as two knowledge-sharing sessions for mentoring program staff in Boston and in Worcester. Nearly 70 guests from more than 40 programs shared successes, challenges, and tips on mentor recruitment, online marketing tools, and operating a program with limited staff... Read more
2013 June 27
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. 15-year-old Jose from Old Colony Y’s Big Sister Big Brother program had the honor of announcing the NESN starting lineup 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. Jose and David have been matched since August 2007. Despite the fact that David has had two... Read more
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

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