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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
2013 March 25
Posted by Michael
Guest blogger Joceline Fidalgo is a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing program rooted in the Roxbury and North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. Formed in 1984, residents of the Dudley Street area came together to revive their neighborhood, which was devastated by arson, disinvestment, neglect and redlining practices. The mission of DSNI is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-... Read more
2013 March 22
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:  Alex BrownMost recent marathon:  Rose Bowl MarathonFavorite song to listen to while running: Something about the drums in most of Animal Collective’s music works great to pick up pace when I’ve been dogging it. Two songs that have made it through the constant and strenuous playlist vetting process are on the extreme ends of the spectrum. The first is Toots and the Maytals doing “... Read more
2013 March 21
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:  Steve PowlessLongest run to date: 50 miles in the Ranier to Ruston ultramarathon last yearFavorite song to listen to while running:I love to listen to a Motown Medley in last few miles.  Always fires me up no matter how tired I am.Favorite post-run snack: Bacon, Egg and Cheese biscuit and chocolate milk What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? Boston is like the... Read more
2013 March 20
Posted by Michael
Guest blogger Alex Lenski is a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Child Care of the Berkshires Child Care of the Berkshires exists as a formative anchor within the community of Northern Berkshire County, its programs bound together by the core mission to strengthen and support families. Berkshire Youth Mentoring (BYM), the newest in a series of additional resources to the organization, has only its predecessor - 42 years as a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate - as a qualitative history of mentoring. I’ve been honored, since August, to accept the challenge of revitalizing the... Read more
2013 March 20
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:  Patricia HazeltonLongest run to date: Last January, I completed the Disney Goofy Challenge. I ran a half marathon and the next day ran a full marathon for a total of 39.3 miles! It was magical!Favorite song to listen to while running:  Anything by PINKFavorite post-run snack: Bananas What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? Completing the marathon for a charity... Read more
2013 March 8
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:  George LobatonLongest run to date:  2009 Chicago MarathonFavorite song to listen to while running: I’m a music lover! I listen to all kinds but when it comes down to it, house/techno music just gets the blood flowing and the legs cranking up to another level.Favorite post-run snack: Banana and a tall glass of chocolate milk! What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP... Read more

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