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2015 October 30
Posted by Michael
With Election Day coming up quickly on Tuesday November 3, Mass Mentoring Partnership reached out to candidates for the Boston City Council to find out some of their thoughts on mentoring. Read below to learn about their personal mentors and why they think mentoring is critical- and of course- please get out to the polls and vote on Tuesday! Click here for more information!  At-Large Councilor Michelle Wu Why do you believe mentoring is important? Mentoring is important for giving encouragement and boosting confidence in a young person, as well as creating a safe space for... Read more
2015 September 25
Posted by Michael
Nate Baum is Manager of Training and Technical Assistance at Mass Mentoring Partnership. This summer, I had the honor to be among 25 attendees to participate in the 2015 Summer Institute on Mentoring at Portland State University. The Summer Institute is a week long seminar that convenes researchers, practitioners and other professionals in the world of youth mentoring to engage in a series of presentations, discussions and knowledge sharing around a particular theme. This year's theme was match support. One of the highlights of this year's Institute was a presentation on the importance of... Read more
2015 September 9
Posted by Michael
We recently launched our public awareness campaign to promote the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an initiative with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth. The campaign shows real mentors who have joined the movement and are helping to support and guide young people in Boston. Today, we feature a face from the campaign: Sebastian Zapata, a mentor through Hyde Square Task Force, one of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement partner programs. Why do you think mentoring is important? Some people are fortunate enough to have someone in their life... Read more
2015 September 4
Posted by Michael
We recently launched our public awareness campaign to promote the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an initiative with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth. The campaign shows real mentors who have joined the movement and are helping to support and guide young people in Boston. Today, we feature a face from the campaign: Ruth Villard, a mentor through Generations Incorporated, one of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement partner programs. Why do you think mentoring is important? It is very important. Once you reach a certain age, we should... Read more
2015 September 1
Posted by Michael
We recently launched our public awareness campaign to promote the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an initiative with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth. The campaign shows real mentors who have joined the movement and are helping to support and guide young people in Boston. Today, we feature a face from the campaign: Miguel Perez-Luna, a mentor through Earthen Vessels, one of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement partner programs. Why do you think mentoring is important? Mentoring is important because it provides guidance and a trusting... Read more
2015 August 20
Posted by Michael
We recently launched our public awareness campaign to promote the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an initiative with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth. The campaign shows real mentors who have joined the movement and are helping to support and guide young people in Boston. Today, we feature a face from the campaign: Liz Miranda, a mentor through the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, one of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement partner programs. Why do you think mentoring is important? In my lifetime, I had many mentors to help me deal... Read more
2015 August 19
Posted by Michael
We recently launched our public awareness campaign to promote the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an initiative with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth. The campaign shows real mentors who have joined the movement and are helping to support and guide young people in Boston. Today, we feature a face from the campaign: Michael Omenazu, a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, one of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement partner programs.  Why do you think mentoring is important? Mentoring is important because it... Read more
2015 August 13
Posted by Michael
We recently launched our public awareness campaign to promote the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an initiative with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth. The campaign shows real mentors who have joined the movement and are helping to support and guide young people in Boston. Today, we feature a face from the campaign: Candice Marie, a mentor through South Boston T.E.A.M., one of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement partner programs.  Why do you think mentoring is important? I believe mentoring and receiving guidance is... Read more
2015 August 13
Posted by Michael
In early June, Mass Mentoring Partnership held our first Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience workshop at Wheelock College. This important seminar was developed in collaboration with Victor Jose Santana from the Boston Public Health Commission Defending Childhood Initiative,  MMP staff and our Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring. The purpose of this training was to help mentoring programs be more aware of trauma and its impact. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, nearly half of all U.S. children have experienced some type of adverse childhood... Read more
2015 June 8
Posted by Michael
June is Pride Month and Mass Mentoring President & CEO Marty Martinez writes about the importance of mentoring in the lives of LGBTQ youth. For those of us in the mentoring and youth development world, we know very well the impact that caring adults can have on the lives of young people. We see through our programmatic efforts that mentors come in many forms and that those adults who give their time, their energy and their listening ear can truly be the difference in a young person thriving and reaching their full potential. As we honor and celebrate LGBTQ persons during Pride Month in... Read more

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