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2013 January 9
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 Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother. Mentor David and his Little, Jose, have been matched since August 2007.  Since that time, David’s life has changed significantly as he has gained additional responsibilities at work, had two children, and moved more than 30 minutes away. Despite all of these new responsibilities and changes, David has continued to play a positive role and have a significant... Read more
2013 January 3
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 Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest. Big Sister Kathryn Ludden was matched with her Little Sister, Megan, age 7, in the fall of 2011.  According to Megan’s mom, Sheri, the match really brings out the child within Megan as well as Kathryn! Megan and Kathryn have fun wherever they go, no matter what they are doing.  In fact, their goal every time they get together is to have good,... Read more
2012 December 18
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 17
Posted by Michael
National Mentoring Month is January and we're excited to bring a variety of posts highlighting mentoring in Massachusetts. This guest post is courtesy of Springfield School Volunteers What do a young man from Somalia and an Administrator from the SPS Parent and Community Engagement office have in common? The Springfield School Volunteers Mentoring Program, that’s what! In December 2009, Jeff Welch responded when asked to mentor a young man from Somalia. Aweys was starting high school and in need of a positive male presence in his life. They have been together for three years and Aweys is now... Read more
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

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