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2012 January 12
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 Stacey, a mentor at Cambridge Family & Children's Service. Stacey has mentored Keiana for three and a half years. [caption id="attachment_625" align="alignleft" width="216" caption="Stacey and Keiana"][/caption] What life challenges did your mentee face before you met? Keiana didn't have a major challenge to overcome in school or with her attitude. Her biggest challenge has been staying productively... Read more
2012 January 12
Posted by Michael
For the eighth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 January 9
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' Director of IT Beth Olson, a mentor at the John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation in Framingham. Beth's mentee is an 18-year-old Framingham High School senior who she has mentored since she was 16. Staples is supporting a statewide mentoring public awareness campaign for the third consecutive year. Why is mentoring important to you? I truly believe that mentoring is a win-win-win situation. Having a... Read more
2012 January 5
Posted by Michael
As we mark the 11th annual National Mentoring Month in Massachusetts, we are reminded of the tremendous work mentoring programs and mentors do to make a difference every day in the lives of youth. However, there are still thousands of youth across the state that are waiting to be matched. Our partners at Staples have created a vibrant, educational infographic for National Mentoring Month that not only highlights the need for mentors but demonstrates the real impact that a match can have - on both the mentor and mentee. To learn how you can get involved in Massachusetts, please visit www.... Read more
2012 January 4
Posted by Michael
Gov. Patrick has issued a proclamation recognizing January as Massachusetts Mentoring Month! Here's the text of the document: Whereas today's youth will be tomorrow's leaders and, therefore, the Commonwealth's future depends upon the investments made in their social, emotional and cognitive development; and Whereas quality mentoring is a proven, effective strategy that helps children and young adults by matching them with a caring, responsible adult who can provide guidance and build their confidence; and Whereas research shows that mentoring has beneficial and long-term effects on youth by... Read more
2012 January 4
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. Our first blog post is co-written by Lucas and his mentee Jovanni from the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. I am a mentor through the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. When I first met my mentee Jovanni, who was 13-years-old at the time, I thought the purpose of our relationship was to play basketball, have fun and do things that made him happy. Things that make him happy tend to be anything athletic, and initially, anything related to school was... Read more
2012 January 2
Posted by Michael
For the eighth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2011 December 16
Posted by Michael
For the last five years, the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring, in partnership with Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Massachusetts Service Alliance have hosted Youth Mentoring Day at the State House. The event, held in National Mentoring Month (January), raises awareness about youth mentoring in Massachusetts, celebrates the power of mentoring relationships, and recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the mentoring field, including mentoring program staff, mentors, businesses, and state legislators. [caption id="attachment_538" align="alignleft" width="200... Read more
2011 December 14
Posted by Michael
Tonight, as part of the Prudential Center's "31 Nights of Light," the Boston landmark will be lit in blue in honor of Mass Mentoring Partnership and as an early kickoff to National Mentoring Month 2012 (January). As part of tonight's event, we wanted to spotlight a business that has demonstrated their commitment to the mentoring field, and the business we chose - CTP - is a long-time supporter of mentoring. Not only have they generously donated their creative and media services, pro-bono, to MMP over the last five years, they also have many of their employees engaged as mentors in the... Read more
2011 December 13
Posted by Michael
[caption id="attachment_518" align="alignleft" width="209" caption="Nikki White is the recruitment coordinator at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston"][/caption]At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, our mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationship with women. This year, our goal is to serve 3,000 girls, which we do through our Community-Based and School-Based 1-1 Mentoring and our Group programs. The School-Based program, in which we partner with nearly 30 schools and community sites, is where we focused our marketing... Read more

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