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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
2013 February 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! [caption id="attachment_1061" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alana poses with her brother (and fellow MMP teammate) Mike[/caption] Runner:  Alana FerrariLongest run to date:  Half-marathonFavorite song to listen to while running: Christmas in Sarajevo by the Trans-Siberian OrchestraFavorite post-run snack: Anything! What inspired you to run the 2013 Boston Marathon for MMP? My friend Sheree... Read more
2013 February 1
Posted by Michael
Quality-Based Membership (QBM) with MMP is a free, nationally studied process for Massachusetts youth mentoring programs to acknowledge and receive recognition for what they are doing well. Mentoring programs can pursue three different levels of Quality-Based Membership, and our highest level of membership is Partner Member. Guest author Kayleigh Colombero is the director of Project Coach, our newest Partner. To learn more visit http://projectcoach.smith.edu/ Although I have only been the director of Project Coach for six months, my seven years of various experiences with the program allows... Read more
2013 January 30
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post is from Synda Mahan, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Cambridge Family & Children's Service. It is a profile on Ignite Award winner Chad Butt from The DREAM program. On January 16, 2013, Chad Butt was awarded the Ignite Award from Mass Mentoring Partnership. The award honors a mentoring program staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to motivating and inspiring people to become advocates of mentoring,... Read more
2013 January 29
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, a time to recognize the transformational power of mentoring in the lives of young people. It’s a time to celebrate our accomplishments and affirm our commitment to the work still ahead of us. Here at Mass Mentoring Partnership, we certainly have a lot to celebrate. Over the past year, we’ve worked with our more than 200 member organizations to expand and improve the opportunities available for young people, including: 280+ hours of free technical assistance AmeriCorps members were placed at 16 sites across Massachusetts, impacting 3,000 youth and... Read more
2013 January 25
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a program highlight, is submitted from SMILES. Please give us some information about your program.The goal of SMILES (SouthCoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education, and Service) is to help at-risk youth realize their personal and educational potential through a large-scale one-to-one mentoring program. My name is Heidi Bedard and I am the director of SMILES, a program of People, Incorporated. SMILES mentoring programs... Read more
2013 January 24
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a mentor highlight, is submitted from For Kids Only Afterschool. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your mentee.My name is Sarah Malala, and I am a 16-year-old junior at Bishop Fenwick. A little over two months ago, I joined the For Kids Only program as a PAL, or mentor for a student at the Bates School in Salem. I’ve met with my mentee, Jon-Anthony, for several weeks. Jon-Anthony is an amazing second grader who’s funny,... Read more
2013 January 22
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a program highlight, is submitted from Future Chefs. What is your name and what is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program Erin Ross.  I am currently serving at Future Chefsas their Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring. I am starting the pilot year of the Future Chefs mentoring program called “Food is my First Language.” Food is my First Language is a site-based group mentoring... Read more
2013 January 17
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a match highlight, is submitted by  Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother. While we have many individuals who are dedicated volunteers at Big Sister Big Brother, Barbara Taylor has shown an immense level of commitment for her Little Sister, Sarah.  Even though Barbara had already raised a family of her own, in 2009 she made the decision to make a difference in the life of another child. [caption id="attachment_1033" align="... Read more
2013 January 14
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a match highlight, is submitted from Big Friends Little Friends of Family Service Association. What is your name and what is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program.Amanda Miranda – case managerRamona Turcotte – program coordinatorBig Friends Little Friends (BFLF) of Family Service Association is a community-based, one-on-one mentoring program serving the Greater Fall River area (Fall... Read more

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