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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
2012 January 30
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s blog is a Q&A with Staples’ Manager of Retail Services, Beth Finn, a mentor to an 18-year-old high school senior at the John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation in Framingham. Staples is supporting a statewide mentoring public awareness campaign for the third consecutive year. Why is mentoring important to you? I have personally benefited from being mentored, and I continue to benefit every day. Learning from others is one of the best... Read more
2012 January 25
Posted by Michael
This guest post was written by Megan Grant, director of program development for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke. For 119 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke has been in the forefront of youth development in the Holyoke community, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Last September, the Club kicked off its staff mentoring program, in which trained staff members mentor one or more Club members. Mass Mentoring Partnership had provided training for our staff on the basics of mentoring and the impact it can have in a... Read more
2012 January 24
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s blog is a Q&A with Staples’ VP, Creative Director Teresa Herd, a mentor to a number of youth. Staples is supporting a statewide mentoring public awareness campaign for the third consecutive year. Why is mentoring important to you? It is important to me to feel like I am doing something in this world that is for someone else. I have been extremely fortunate in my life. I have been supported and loved. So in return, I wanted to share... Read more
2012 January 23
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s blog is a Q&A with Mandy Drew, who leads usability research, recruiting, and video projects at Alleyoop, a division of Pearson. Alleyoop is helping kids get ready for the 21st century workplace by attacking the college readiness problem. Mandy is equally passionate about helping teens realize their goals and aspirations, just as she did herself. [caption id="attachment_649" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mandy Drew"][/... Read more
2012 January 18
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s blog is a Q&A with Staples’ Integration Coordinator, Katelyn Biancamano, a mentor at the John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation in Framingham. Katelyn's mentee is a Framingham High School student who she has mentored for almost two years. Staples is supporting a statewide mentoring public awareness campaign for the third consecutive year. Why is mentoring important to you? I began mentoring as a way to give back to the community. I... Read more

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