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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
2015 June 1
Posted by Michael
Time once again for our Starting Lineup series: a look at the mentors and mentees who will appear on the field during Mentoring Night at Fenway.  Today we meet Tiago and Trent, who have been matched with Khalid of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Child & Family Services in New Bedford.  Tiago, Trent, and Khalid will throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park tomorrow night!  Khalid first met Tiago and Trent in the spring of 2013, when he was a therapeutic mentor.  Together, they worked on how Tiago and Trent dealt with some of the setbacks in their lives.  The dynamic... Read more
2015 May 29
Posted by Michael
Our Starting Lineup series continues with an introduction to Jay and David, who will be calling out “play ball!” at the start of our Mentoring Night at Fenway on Tuesday, June 2nd.  This match represents Big Brothers Big Sisters of Child and Family Services of New Bedford. David’s mother signed him up to be matched with a mentor so that he could have a positive male role model in his life.  David (shown at right) and Jay were matched seven years ago, and their relationship has been going strong ever since.  “It hasn’t always been easy,” Jay notes, “but he has grown up to be a... Read more
2015 May 29
Posted by Michael
Time for another profile of our Starting Lineup – the matches who will appear on the field during our Mentoring Night at Fenway on June 2nd!  Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, mentee Paul and mentor Nick will yell “play ball!” at the start of the game.  Paul is a bright and energetic 9 year old who was recently adopted from foster care. Paul has experienced some hardship in his life, and he has struggled in school as a result. His mother, Beth, realized after she adopted him that she didn’t have a strong male role model for Paul.  Enter Nick, a 28-year-... Read more
2015 May 27
Posted by Michael
Our annual Mentoring Night at Fenway is coming up June 2nd at Fenway Park. We’re thrilled to bring you another profile to spotlight the matches who will be appearing on the field for pre-game activities.  Today’s match is mentor Liz and mentee Beatrice, who will throw out the first pitch with other matches.  This match will represent Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center (MCA), a private, tuition-free school for girls in Boston. Liz and Beatrice are a natural mentoring pair who transitioned into formal mentoring.  They first met six years ago, when Beatrice was in Liz’s... Read more

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