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2012 February 23
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Kate Russell, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at The Newton Partnership. Kate 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_743" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Kate Russell"][/caption]My name is Kate Russell and I am currently serving with The Newton Partnership as the Ambassador of Mentoring. The Newton Partnership (TNP) is a collaboration of more than 16 nonprofit... Read more
2012 February 16
Posted by Michael
This guest post was written by Lorena Alves, a tutor-mentor and development and evaluation Coordinator for the UMass-Amherst Student Bridges program. I have had the privilege of tutoring and mentoring Jon for three college semesters, and in that time I have experienced first-hand the difference an afterschool program such as the UMass Student Bridges/4-H “Ready, SET, Go” program can make on a child’s developmental growth. I am very thankful to the Student Bridges and 4-H organizations for equipping me with the skill set to facilitate Jon’s academic, social and language growth. [caption id="... Read more
2012 February 15
Posted by Michael
I’m Dana, the volunteer outreach coordinator with Everybody Wins! Metro Boston (EWMB). Since EWMB’s inception in 2002, the program has expanded from one school in Cambridge to 16 schools across the Greater Boston area. Communities served include Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Cambridge, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, and Billerica. We currently have more than 900 amazing volunteers from 81 partner companies participating in Power Lunch. Volunteers travel to a nearby elementary school once a week and read to a child during that child’s lunchtime. Through the program, the students learn to love... Read more
2012 February 13
Posted by Michael
Worcester-based Training Resources of America, Inc. (TRA) has received a $1,300,161 grant from the Department of Labor. TRA is one of four awardees nationwide to receive a grant to operate a Young Parents Demonstration Program (YPD) as part of a national project. Over a two-year period, in partnership with LARE Training Center, TRA will enroll 400 low-income young parents (ages 14-21) into existing Young Parent GED/Work Readiness training programs in Brockton, Fitchburg, Holyoke, New Bedford, Quincy, Salem, Springfield, Worcester, Chelsea and Lawrence. All 400 participants will receive Young... Read more
2012 February 10
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_712" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Jeff and his mentee, Brandon"][/caption]Runner: Jeff BurekLongest Run: 15 milesFavorite Song to run to: "Up Up & Away" by Kid CudiFavorite post-run snack: Chocolate peanut butter protein bar and V8 juice Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for MMP? To be honest, I wouldn’t have ran it if I didn’t see an... Read more
2012 February 9
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Nate Pally, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Taunton Area School to Career (TASC). Nate is providing a quick highlight of his program and one of their National Mentoring Month events. My name is Nate Pally and I'm a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Taunton Area School to Career (TASC), Inc. TASC is launching its 17th consecutive year of the Career Mentor Program, where we partner business professionals in the community with students at our three partner schools: Taunton High School, Bristol County Agricultural High School, and... Read more
2012 February 8
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Deanna Bodeau, program coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters at Child and Family Services in New Bedford. Deanna is providing a quick highlight of her program and one of their National Mentoring Month events. My name is Deanna Bodeau and I am the program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) at Child and Family Services. BBBS provides friendships and role models to Greater New Bedford boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Our volunteers have to commit to four hours a month for one year. Growing up is never easy, but that's why having a mentor helps. A mentor... Read more
2012 February 7
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Sharon Loveridge from the Melrose C.A.R.E.S. Community Mentoring Program. Sharon is discussing how they celebrated National Mentoring Month My name is Sharon Loveridge and I am the program coordinator for the Melrose C.A.R.E.S. Community Mentoring Program. Our program serves middle school youth from the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. Our program has been around for seven years and has helped more than 60 students navigate the highs and lows of middle school. Mentoring is important because with middle school being such a pivotal time in a child’s life... Read more
2012 February 2
Posted by Michael
Tatyanna and I were matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County in July 2010. I had decided to sign up to volunteer with BBBS for a number of reasons. I was new to the area, and was looking for a way to have a stronger connection to the community. Also, I grew up in a large family and have many nieces and nephews that live out of state, so I was missing having a child in my life that I was close with. [caption id="attachment_682" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Amber with her mentee Tatyanna and Sen. Knapik at Youth Mentoring Day 2012"][/caption]When I first met Tatyanna... Read more
2012 January 31
Posted by Michael
This guest post was submitted by Rosa Santiago from Girls Incorporated of Holyoke Mentees: Braneli, Isabel, Keyshamar, Luz, Nakeishy, and NyshaAges: 11-15Reside in: HolyokeFavorite Activity: Going to the libraryMentor: RosaResides in: HolyokeBraneli: “My favorite part is being with my friends in the library. I love it!”Isabel: “I love when we help out at the little Girls Inc.”Keyshamar: “What I like about mentoring is that we go to the library and we do math on the computers.”Luz: “I love when we go places. I love going to the library.”Nakeishy: “I think it’s great because we get to go out as... Read more

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