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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
2012 September 17
Posted by Michael
This guest post is written by Roxanne Hoke-Chandler, who is the proud mother of two girls. She is a graduate of Lesley University and has been working for the Federation for Children with Special Needs for 10 years. Four years ago, I signed my daughter up to have a Big Sister. It was important to me that she see life through someone else’s eyes, who had similar values and aspirations. I asked for a mentor who I thought could help expose and support my theme of education, community and self-worth to my daughter. Sometimes it is helpful for children to experience and learn things from people... Read more
2012 August 6
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Counts (MMC) is a biennial statewide youth mentoring survey in Massachusetts,  conducted for MMP by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, which reveals mentoring trends, gaps and program practices. In preparation for this week's release of the 2012 MMC survey to programs, we asked some programs to share how past MMC surveys have been helpful. Today’s guest post is from Rebel McKinley, director of development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County. Mass Mentoring Counts is an incredible, current resource for mentoring programs. I do not send out a... Read more
2012 July 26
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Counts (MMC) is a biennial statewide youth mentoring survey in Massachusetts,  conducted for MMP by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, which reveals mentoring trends, gaps and program practices. In preparation for the release of the 2012 MMC survey to programs, we asked some programs to share how past MMC surveys have been helpful. Today’s guest post is from Amy Howard, executive director at Strong Women Strong Girls in Boston. Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a national nonprofit organization currently operating programs in three cities that range... Read more
2012 July 19
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Counts (MMC) is a biennial statewide youth mentoring survey in Massachusetts,  conducted for MMP by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, which reveals mentoring trends, gaps and program practices. In preparation for the release of the 2012 MMC survey to programs, we asked some programs to share how past MMC surveys have been helpful. Today's guest post is from Wendy Foster, President & CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). Mass Mentoring Counts has been an invaluable source of information for our agency, helping... Read more
2012 July 5
Posted by Michael
Since 2005, Mass Mentoring Partnership has teamed up with the Boston Red Sox for the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring Massachusetts adults as mentors. We’ve just launched the 8th year of the campaign, and we’re highlighting programs that participated last year and made successful matches through the campaign. This is a post from mentor Eleanor Boudreau with Generations Incorporated. Tell us a little about yourself and your mentee, what mentoring program you’re involved in, and how long you have been matched.This is my first year as a minimum-time... Read more

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