Blog

2016 May 10
Posted by Jessica
As part of our annual Champions of Mentoring flagship event, we are hosting an online auction! Our Champions Auction is one component of our largest fundraiser. Funds raised through donations allows us to provide training to our partner youth-serving programs, help launch mentor recruitment campaigns, advocate for funds to support mentoring at state and local levels, offer mentor-mentee match activities, build partnerships, and much more. Our wonderful auction items come from local businesses throughout Massachusetts and the surrounding areas. Featured Auction Items... Read more
2016 April 29
Posted by Jessica
Ray Carela, a 17-year-old student and mentee at RAW Art Works, received the KELLY Award at this year’s Champions of Mentoring event on May 25th. This $20,000 scholarship, supported by the Kelly Family Foundation, and Liberty Mutual, and Mass Mentoring Partnership, provides educational assistance to young people who have persevered through adversity with the guidance of an empowering adult. Raymond plans to use his money to attend Mass College of Art, spending a year at Bunker Hill Community College prior to beginning. Raymond was nominated for the award by his mentor, Chris. Ray and... Read more
2016 March 25
Posted by Jessica
Sherée Dunwell is running her sixth marathon for Team MMP! Her fundraising efforts over the years have brought in more than $50,000 to support empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts.  Here is a message from Sherée: I am thrilled and truly honored to be running my sixth Boston Marathon for Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP)! During my time as a member of team MMP, I have discovered so much about myself. I am so grateful for what this experience has brought me in my life: a sense of purpose, a sense of self and a reason to give to those around me. I... Read more
2016 March 17
Posted by Jessica
Congratulations to Alray Scholars Program (officially the Alray Taylor Second Chance Scholarship) for their recent move to Partner Level in our Quality Based Membership program. Located in Boston, The Alray Scholars Program is a grassroots nonprofit that fulfills a critical but otherwise unmet need in the Boston area. Combining scholarships with one-on-one mentoring, Alray helps graduates of Boston Public Schools who started but stopped college return to higher education to earn their degree. Alray mentors serve as trusted advisors, helping students develop... Read more
2016 March 9
Posted by Jessica
We are excited to celebrate the annual AmeriCorps Week by sharing stories of AmeriCorps alums, including some from our Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring program! The Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors Of Mentoring are full-time AmeriCorps members placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations to help build their capacity to serve more youth in high quality mentoring relationships. Since 2008, 175 AOMs have served through 64 mentoring agencies with an average of 1,500 volunteer inquires that... Read more
2016 March 8
Posted by Jessica
We are excited to celebrate the annual AmeriCorps Week by sharing stories of AmeriCorps alums, including some from our Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring program! The Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors Of Mentoring are full-time AmeriCorps members placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations to help build their capacity to serve more youth in high quality mentoring relationships. Since 2008, 175 AOMs have served through 64 mentoring agencies with an average of 1,500 volunteer inquires that resulted in an average of 379 mentors... Read more
2016 March 1
Posted by Jessica
Mass Mentoring Partnership is excited to share with you the opportunity to apply for site specific support through our Technical Assistance (TA) program. In 2016, we are committed to ensuring that dedicated technical assistance is available to youth-serving programs across Massachusetts. Technical Assistance is targeted support that MMP can provide to an organization or group with a development need or challenge. It's one of our major tools to help youth-serving agencies' strengthen their programming and organization.  MMP's Technical Assistance... Read more
2016 January 22
Posted by Jessica
Congratulations to Raw Art Works (RAW) for their recent move to Partner Level in our Quality Based Membership program. Located in the city of Lynn, RAW not only hosts a mentoring program, Project Launch, but also engages with youth in many other ways, including college preparedness and workforce development.  Project Launch  is a program for current RAW teens that begins in the spring of their junior year. Through the program, RAW artists are paired with one-on-one mentors who support them as they navigate career options or... Read more
2016 January 21
Posted by Jessica
Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring hosted the 10th annual Youth Mentoring Day at the State House on January 21. This year's theme was The Mentoring Movement: The Road to Relationships. During the program, the Ambassadors of Mentoring highlighted four examples of how mentoring and empowering youth-adult relationships affect so many lives. Here is one of those stories:  The mission of the mentoring movement is to empower adults to engage youth in positive and supportive relationships. In Lawrence, Massachusetts, Chica... Read more
2016 January 21
Posted by Jessica
Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring hosted the 10th annual Youth Mentoring Day at the State House on January 21. This year's theme was The Mentoring Movement: The Road to Relationships. During the program, the Ambassadors of Mentoring highlighted four examples of how mentoring and empowering youth-adult relationships affect so many lives. Here is one of those stories:  Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon, nearly 20 school-aged inner city youth make their way into the basement hall of St. Christopher’s... Read more

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