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2012 June 5
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring’s 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. This guest post is from Julie Muller, an Ambassador at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. The college admissions process... Read more
2012 June 5
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring’s 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. This guest post is from Lianna Mika, an Ambassador at the Boston Area Health Education Center. Minority college students with mentors... Read more
2012 June 5
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring's 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. This first guest post is from Lianna Mika, an Ambassador at the Boston Area Health Education Center. Did you know that for every $1... Read more
2012 June 1
Posted by Michael
As Mass Mentoring Partnership's newest staff member, I am honored to be part of such a talented and passionate team and to serve as manager of Western MA partnerships. I fell in love with this region during my time at Western New England University and am thrilled to continue to give back to the community and help grow the field of mentoring. Prior to joining MMP, I was a training & program manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest. During my time there, I focused on site-based program development and support, mentor training, and was a member of a Board of Directors... Read more
2012 May 22
Posted by Michael
This guest blog was written by Melissa Chu of AFC Mentoring in recognition of National Foster Care Month. [caption id="attachment_874" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mentee Henry, who has been matched with a mentor for 10 years, speaks at a United Way Breakfast about the power of mentoring.[/caption] As the only mentoring organization in  Massachusetts to exclusively serve youth in foster care, Adoption and Foster Care (AFC) Mentoring builds relationships and leverages resources to promote long term connections and community. AFC believes that every youth needs and deserves to know that they... Read more
2012 May 21
Posted by Michael
Being an out-of-state-runner on MMP’s 2012 Boston Marathon  team, I was not able to meet all of the team members. I loved following along with all the posts and emails. This is an excerpt of an email I sent to our team after the race, and would love to share it as a reflection of my experience. I could not be more proud to be a part of this team. The challenges of this race were large. We all trained for such a long time and I think only a few of us were previously marathon runners. This level of training took huge amounts of time and effort - time we could have spent with our family, friends... Read more
2012 May 16
Posted by Michael
This guest post is written by Terrence McCarron, senior manager of enrollment at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). In an effort to serve more kids in Boston’s inner-city housing developments and create opportunities for more families to tap the resources of our agency, an innovative partnership was formed with Boston College and the Boston Housing Authority’s Franklin Field development in Dorchester -- and the ripple effect on our kids and the community continues to grow.  I’d like to share my answers to some common questions about getting a program like this off the... Read more
2012 May 9
Posted by Michael
This post was written by MMP's Program Manager of the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring, Mallory St. Brice [caption id="attachment_851" align="alignleft" width="198"] Mallory St. Brice[/caption] Last week, I participated in a panel at Wheelock College, entitled, “A Change Across Generations: The Changing Nonprofit Landscape.”   The purpose of the panel was to discuss how the modern workplace now consists of three generations of workers (Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y), each with potentially different styles and approaches to leadership, and how this may transform... Read more
2012 April 12
Posted by Michael
This guest post is written by Lesley White-Buefort, who serves on the Diversity Council of Big Sister Association of Greater Boston I have a confession to make. I became a mentor as a way to meet people in my new community when I left Bermuda to take a job in Connecticut. My entrée into mentoring was completely selfish. That was around the spring of 2002. Since then, I have been a mentor, one-on-one to young ladies who were court mandated into programs, and young ladies who simply wanted a buddy, confidante or sister of their own. I have also been a mentor in a group setting, teaching basic... Read more
2012 April 4
Posted by Michael
For the second year in a row, Mass Mentoring Partnership is honored to be an official charity partner of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon® on April 16. We want you to meet our amazing runners. Let’s go Team MMP! Runner: Alexis AvilaLongest run to date: 22 milesFavorite song to listen to while running: Listen Up by OasisFavorite post-run snack: Peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich and chocolate milk [caption id="attachment_840" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Alexis Avila and his Little Brother Danielson"][/caption] 1. Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for Mass... Read more

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