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2012 December 13
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 December 11
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Fran Longton, HOPE for Kids program director at HOPE (House of Peace and Education, Inc.) in Gardner. Fran answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its 2012 National Mentoring Month events. HOPE is again a program partner for the 2013 National Mentoring Month initiative in January. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. I am the HOPE for Kids Program Director at the House of Peace & Education, Inc. (HOPE) a non-profit agency in Gardner, MA. HOPE was founded in 1996 by four... Read more
2012 December 5
Posted by Michael
By Krystal Hope, program manager for the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring The fifth year of the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring program is underway and things are move quickly. This marks our largest Corps yet! 23 talented and diverse individuals are serving 20 community agencies in the Berkshires, Worcester, Plymouth, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties. As with every year, there are many dynamic projects the Ambassadors are working on –program start up and development, marketing and recruitment, evaluation, match support and training development. So what have the 2012-... Read more
2012 November 19
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 November 19
Posted by Michael
This guest post was submitted by Generations Incorporated. Charlotte Rose, a member of the Roxbury community, is an AARP Experience Corps volunteer member serving with Generations Incorporated. Nearly nine years ago and newly retired, she became involved as a reading volunteer at the Tobin Elementary School in Roxbury.  She learned that many young students were unable to read at grade level. She felt a strong sense to help.  These were children from her community and she now had time to help.  She received great training from Generations Incorporated and began her work with young struggling... Read more
2012 November 12
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 October 24
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 October 10
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 October 9
Posted by Michael
The following guest post was submitted by Partners for Youth with Disabilities, one of MMP's Partner-level programs that participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids on Sept. 29. Juan Martin Botero, Partners for Youth with Disabilities mentor and Cambridge resident, rode for the fourth consecutive year for Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) in the Rodman Ride for Kids on Sept. 29. Botero raced a 25-mile cycling course, and rode with William Connors, a PYD Board member, and Steve Taub, a first-time rider and supporter of PYD. In 2010, Botero finished the 25-mile Rodman Ride course in 3:20... Read more
2012 October 2
Posted by Michael
This guest post was submitted by Big Sister Kia from Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Kia was matched with her Little Sister, Destinee, through MMP's Back-to-School campaign last year. Tell us a little about yourself and your mentee’s backgrounds. I am a physician assistant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the eldest sister of four siblings. My Little Sister Destinee is 15-years-old and a 10th grader at a METCO school. Destinee has a younger sister who is 10-years-old and also a “Little Sister.”  We have been matched through Big Sister Association of Greater Boston for more than a... Read more

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