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2013 May 30
Posted by Michael
On June 3 and June 5, the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring, with support from Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), will host Table Talks: Diversifying Your Recruitment Efforts. These round-table discussions will offer programs that experience difficulties in recruiting from underrepresented populations a way to share insights and identify strategies around recruiting more diverse mentors. The discussions will focus on different methods of engaging diverse populations, maximizing staff capacity, and online recruitment.  We believe that programs will be able to contribute and... Read more
2013 May 22
Posted by Michael
The need for a strong community, especially for our youth, is more significant than ever. We are thrilled to share with you our three 2013 Champions of Mentoring – individuals and organizations that are committed to strengthening our communities through fueling the youth mentoring movement. Our Champions have gone above and beyond to support mentoring and advance our cause to bring more caring adults into the lives of young people. We will share their stories over the next several days, and they will be honored at our Champions of Mentoring Breakfast at Fenway Park on May 24. The United Way... Read more
2013 May 20
Posted by Michael
The need for a strong community, especially for our youth, is more significant than ever. We are thrilled to share with you our three 2013 Champions of Mentoring – individuals and organizations that are committed to strengthening our communities through fueling the youth mentoring movement. Our Champions have gone above and beyond to support mentoring and advance our cause to bring more caring adults into the lives of young people. We will share their stories over the next several days, and they will be honored at our Champions of Mentoring Breakfast at Fenway Park on May 24. Three-time The... Read more
2013 May 15
Posted by Michael
The need for a strong community, especially for our youth, is more significant than ever. We are thrilled to share with you our three 2013 Champions of Mentoring - individuals and organizations that are committed to strengthening our communities through fueling the youth mentoring movement. Our Champions have gone above and beyond to support mentoring and advance our cause to bring more caring adults into the lives of young people. We will share their stories over the next several days, and they will be honored at our Champions of Mentoring Breakfast at Fenway Park on May 24. Three-time The... Read more
2013 May 3
Posted by Michael
Submitted by Danielle Letourneau-Therrien, Executive Director Folks in the Athol/Orange area know River Rat Day, and it’s a pretty big deal. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the River Rat Race, which puts kayakers and canoes into the river in early April. Big Sister Stella and Little Sister Deven decided to create a float as an activity they could do together. Stella took the lead and got us signed up for the River Rat Parade, which was free of charge to join. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin Co. (BBBSFC) staff and board put out the alert to get as many people as we could to come along... Read more
2013 April 23
Posted by Michael
Mark Eldridge, CEO of The Start Group, guest wrote this blog piece on advice and lessons learned for businesses that want to make a difference. An important part of any business has to be profitability. But once profitability is obtained, there should also be a focus on giving back. This doesn't just have to be money either; there are a lot of ways to get involved in helping your community. When we first decided that we wanted to find a way to give back as a company, we made a lot of mistakes. Since that time, we have learned a few things and have the following bits of advice to offer any... Read more
2013 March 28
Posted by Michael
For the third year in a row, Mass Mentoring Partnership is honored to be an official charity partner of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon® on April 15. We want you to meet our amazing runners. Let’s go Team MMP! Runner:  Christopher CollierLongest run to date: Bermuda Triangle Challenge January 2013 (3 days: 1 mile, 10k, Full Marathon)Favorite song to listen to while running: Chariots of FireFavorite post-run snack: Gatorade. But after a marathon race all I really want is a messy bacon cheeseburger and a beer. What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? Running is a great way to stay... Read more
2013 March 27
Posted by Michael
Guest blogger Tracey Crago is the director of the Falmouth VIPS program Falmouth Public Schools, through the Falmouth Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) Program, offers school-based mentoring programs for students in grades K-12. VIPS started the program in 1994, in response to a request from elementary school adjustment counselors who found that some students could benefit from a one-on-one relationship with a kind, caring adult. The result was the launch of Project RISE (Raising Interest and Self-Esteem), geared for students in grades K-8. A mentoring program for high school-aged students... Read more
2013 March 27
Posted by Michael
For the third year in a row, Mass Mentoring Partnership is honored to be an official charity partner of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon® on April 15. We want you to meet our amazing runners. Let’s go Team MMP! Favorite song to listen to while running: James Taylor’s “How Sweet it is to be loved by you” (Boston Live version)Favorite post-run snack: Cheerios with almond milk What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? Hundreds of mentees/mentors – I receive remarkable feedback on a regular basis on the life-changing impact a mentor has on a child/young or adult. What has been the... Read more
2013 March 26
Posted by Michael
Roxbury Community College's (RCC) Mentoring for Success, which supports first-generation college students at RCC with one-to-one mentoring relationships spanning two semesters, has hosted three Ambassadors over the span of four years. The successes of their program illustrate how hosting an Ambassador can take a mentoring program from newly created to successfully operating. The positions have changed from year-to-year with the program's development and growth, and have built on the work of the previous Ambassador: from research and development, to program implementation and evaluation, to... Read more

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