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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
2012 March 29
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: Ryan StirlingLongest run to date: Philadelphia Marathon - 26.2 milesFavorite song to listen to while running: The Prize Fighter Inferno - The Margretville DanceFavorite post-run snack: Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate milkshake Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for MMP? I volunteer for Stand and Deliver, a mentoring program that matches students from Lawrence... Read more
2012 March 28
Posted by Michael
This guest post is written by Tameka B. Moss, director at Next Street Talent, for Women's History Month Though impossible to list the countless elements of my life for which I am profoundly grateful, there is one theme that has been a consistent thread in my life. I’ve had access to leaders, elders, teachers, and champions who at critical inflection points of my journey have paused to watch, heed, and nurture my mind and my soul. As I reflect on why I, a woman born into a set of circumstances that often derail and crush a young person’s potential and future, get to wake everyday bursting with... Read more
2012 March 22
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: Sheree Dunwell Longest run to date: 26.2 miles Favorite song to listen to while running: Got to Give it Up by Marvin Gaye Favorite post-run snack: A great big burrito...followed by a breath mint 1. Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for MMP? I am actually “repeat runner.” This is my second year running the Boston Marathon for Mass Mentoring Partnership... Read more
2012 March 13
Posted by Michael
This guest post is from Sheena Collier, the former manager of recruitment & community partnerships at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. She now works as the senior associate at the Collaborative Communications Group in Washington, D.C. She is a supporter of the Mentors of Color Campaign and the mentoring community in general. I didn’t have a formal mentor growing up, but I did have caring adults who believed in me throughout different stages in my life. Besides my parents, I had teachers, older sisters and other adults who encouraged me to push harder and reach my potential.... Read more
2012 March 7
Posted by Michael
The following blog article is courtesy of Kaela Vronsky, mentoring and National Center director for Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. Did you know that one in five Americans has a disability, most of which are invisible? Youth with disabilities are everywhere, and yet they often lack access to the same resources as their typically developing peers. These young people drop out of high school at twice the rate of those without, are three times more likely to get involved with the juvenile justice system, and are at significantly greater risk of being unemployed and living in poverty... Read more

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