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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
2012 February 28
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Hilary Amedy, program coordinator at LUK Inc. in Fitchburg. Hilary answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its National Mentoring Month events. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. I am the program coordinator for LUK. LUK began its mentoring program in 2003. We currently serve youth in the 66 towns of central MA, ages 6 through 17, with a focus on youth with disabilities and youth involved in the foster care system. Why is mentoring important? Everyone needs someone to look up... Read more
2012 February 28
Posted by Michael
As part of our ongoing Mentors of Color campaign, a recruitment campaign to target new mentors of color and enhance the cultural competency of mentoring programs, we are pleased to be able to highlight mentors of color making an impact in the community during Black History Month. This guest post is written by Derrick Duplessy, executive director of the Duplessy Foundation. Derrick is a member of the Mentors of Color advisory council. If you would like more information about the Mentors of Color campaign, please email Bernice Osborne, manager of the Mentors of Color campaign, at bosborne@... Read more
2012 February 24
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Emily Cutts, YouthServe Americorps member at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire Co. Emily answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its National Mentoring Month events. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. I am the AmeriCorps member at CHD Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. I am responsible for outreach and recruitment for our program, as well as working with our Kids to Campus Programs at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additionally, I... Read more
2012 February 24
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Emily Heaton, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at AFC Mentoring. Emily answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its National Mentoring Month events. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. [caption id="attachment_765" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Emily Heaton, from AFC Mentoring"][/caption]I serve as the recruitment & outreach coordinator at AFC, as well as a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring. Adoption & Foster Care (AFC) Mentoring is the... Read more
2012 February 23
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! [caption id="attachment_756" align="alignleft" width="90" caption="Shannon Rielly"][/caption]Runner: Shannon RiellyLongest run to date: 15 milesFavorite song to listen to while running: Depends on my mood of course but really anything that can pump me upFavorite post-run snack: I live off of peanut butter sandwiches! Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for MMP? I have always... Read more

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