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2013 March 7
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:  Scott WicksLongest run to date:  18 milesFavorite song to listen to while running: I listen to thrash metal, punk rock and death metal.Favorite post-run snack: Ice cream What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? I really want to run a marathon. I conquered obesity three years ago and want to promote healthy living for all Americans. Running helps me stay in shape... Read more
2013 March 5
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: Kelly WhalenLongest run to date:  I have run the entire Boston Marathon route on my own, but in this training season my longest run has been 18 miles.Favorite song to listen to while running:  I listen to Pandora, and listen to a variety of music.  My music taste changes day-to-day depending on my mood.  However, I have to say that Eminem has been especially motivating to me during... Read more
2013 March 4
Posted by Michael
This match highlight was submitted by  Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother. Katie and Vicky have been matched since Nov. 2011, and they have referred to their relationship as a “perfect match.”  According to Vicky, she and Big Sister Katie are “basically the same person,” except that Katie “ doesn't have a mean bone in her body.” Despite adding more to her plate, including working full-time and going back to graduate school this past fall, Katie continues to be a consistent presence in Vicky’s life since their one-year anniversary as a match has passed.  Katie has not let her additional... Read more
2013 February 22
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative, we launched the Mayors for Mentoring campaign to engage mayors from around Massachusetts in raising awareness of the need for more mentors in their city; recognizing local mentoring programs and their participants; and encouraging  ways for individuals and communities to get involved in mentoring in their city. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is one of our Mayors for Mentoring, and he helped celebrate National Mentoring Month in Holyoke in January. On January 28, he and more than 50 supporters of mentoring joined Mass Mentoring Partnership and MMP... Read more
2013 February 21
Posted by Michael
Guest blogger Dennis Quinn is the director of mentoring programs at Reader-to-Reader in Amherst, MA “Give me a lever and a place to stand,” the Greek polymath Archimedes said, “and I will move the world.” Together, Reader to Reader, an Amherst-based nonprofit, and Springfield’s Central High School have paired a proven lever – mentoring – with a relatively new place to stand – a discussion forum on the internet. [caption id="attachment_1083" align="alignright" width="300"] Dennis Quinn, left, with Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse[/caption] Here, 9th and 10th grade students connect with mentors from... Read more
2013 February 20
Posted by Michael
Guest blogger Joseph Pullen lives in New York City. He is a Director at GALEWiLL Design, a for-purpose company that designs social change programs, communications, advocacy and action. He’s also proud to be a mentor. “Just wanted to tell u. Ur my favorite uncle. And thanx for everything u have done 4 me. All the weekends when I was little. All the movies. The bozo show. Some of my greatest childhood memories were becuz of u. So thanx for always being there.” My nephew recently sent me this text message. Out of the blue. I was really touched by his note. Actually, shocked is more accurate.... Read more
2013 February 15
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:  Hilary AberleLongest run to date:  14 miles so far, but I have raced in several half-marathons.Favorite song to listen to while running: “Sweet Disposition” by Temper TrapFavorite post-run snack: Pretty much whatever food I find first…I have been STARVING after the long runs! What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? I might only run one marathon in my life. Boston... Read more
2013 February 13
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative, we launched the Mayors for Mentoring campaign to engage mayors from around Massachusetts in raising awareness of the need for more mentors in their city; recognizing local mentoring programs and their participants; and encouraging  ways for individuals and communities to get involved in mentoring in their city. Brockton Mayor Linda M. Balzotti, who was nominated to participate by Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother, was one of the first to participate. “Mentors have the unique opportunity to shape the futures of young men and women in... Read more
2013 February 12
Posted by Michael
January was National Mentoring Month, and we are continuing to highlight a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post is from Rachael J. Chambers, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at For Kids Only. It is a profile of a mentor from Ignite Award winner DePuy Synthes of Johnson & Johnson. The field of mentoring, including select supporters, was celebrated at Youth Mentoring Day at the State House on Jan. 16.  DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson was the winner of the business Ignite Award, and was nominated... Read more
2013 February 6
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! [caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mike and his sister - and MMP teammate! - Alana[/caption] Runner: Mike FerrariLongest run to date: Half-marathonOther daring thing I do: Polar Plunge to raise money for Special OlympicsFavorite song to listen to while running: Ne-Yo – Let’s GoFavorite post-run snack: For a snack, I would say a yogurt and protein shake. But after a... Read more

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