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2015 January 21
Posted by Michael
For almost a decade, Mass Mentoring Partnership has organized Youth Mentoring Day at the State House to celebrate the mentoring field and honor supporters from across the Commonwealth. On Thursday, January 22, youth mentoring organization staff, mentors, mentees, advocates and legislators are once again convening at the State House to speak about the Power of Relationships between young people and caring adults.  When MMP and the Massachusetts Service Alliance initially conceived of this event, they wanted to show how mentoring can benefit Massachusetts youth, celebrate successful... Read more
2015 January 20
Posted by Michael
In honor of National Mentoring Month, we asked Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry to share her thoughts on mentoring and the effect that it has had on her life. January is National Mentoring Month and I encourage you to consider becoming a mentor in the New Year. I know from my own experiences the role that a caring adult can play in a young person’s life. Growing up in Boston, my parents were my very first mentors. They worked extremely hard to provide opportunities for my siblings and I, as they also helped other families. My parents mentored many families on becoming citizens... Read more
2015 January 16
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership is excited to join with the city of Boston and the Mayor's Mentoring Movement! Mayor Walsh's initiative seeks to recruit at least 1,000 new mentors and caring adults over the next two years, with at least 10% of those being City of Boston employees. Mass Mentoring Partnership is joining with the Mayor's office to help match these volunteer mentors with our program partners in Boston.  We have a new webpage on our site devoted to the Mayor's Mentoring Movement. Check it out here or by going to www.bostonmentors.org. It's a great place to learn more... Read more
2015 January 14
Posted by Michael
What if there was a way to change the lives of young people in our communities and simultaneously transform the way we think about long-term success for our businesses? It starts with understanding that every young person deserves to have a caring adult in their life. However, the reality is that there are many young people in our communities who do not naturally have access to the types of adult role models that can help propel them to future success. That’s where we, as business leaders, can make a difference by supporting mentoring and empowering positive, youth-adult relationships.... Read more
2015 January 12
Posted by Megan
The Proteus Fund, guided by equality, diversity and justice, works through philanthropic partnerships to advance democracy, human rights and peace. We recently spoke with Tammy Dowley-Blackman, Director of the Diversity Fellowship at the Proteus Fund, about her perspective on mentoring. Tell us about the Diversity Fellowship. The mission of the Diversity Fellowship is to identify, recruit and cultivate emerging practitioners of color who represent the next generation of philanthropic leaders and offer them training, support and strong community. The year-long program places Fellows in... Read more
2015 January 2
Posted by Michael
Since 1992, Mass Mentoring Partnership has been a leader in supporting the movement to create, support, and sustain quality youth mentoring relationships throughout Massachusetts. We are proud of the partnerships we have built with mentoring programs and are committed to ensuring that those relationships continue to thrive in the future. As we move forward in 2015 and beyond, MMP begins an exciting new chapter in our history. Our core belief has always been that every young person deserves to have a caring adult in their life. We are taking steps to broaden our mission and help make that... Read more
2014 December 10
Posted by Megan
Help support our Western Massachusetts Partner Level members that are participating in today’s Valley Gives event! This annual 24-hour fundraiser helps many worthwhile programs in the Pioneer Valley raise vital funds to continue their work. We’re proud to support these programs and urge you to donate as well before midnight tonight. Click on one of the links below and go directly to that program’s donation page. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Mass Mentoring Partnership will also make a donation to one of these partner programs today. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/massmentoring) and vote... Read more
2014 December 3
Posted by Megan
"Throughout the year, Mass Mentoring Partnership has had the pleasure to work with Michael Delman and Kelly Robinson from Beyond BookSmart, an executive functioning coaching service operating in Boston, Rhode Island, Chicago and New York City. Michael and Kelly have donated their time and expertise by providing free workshops to over 60 program staff and mentors from MMP’s partner program network. Nate Baum, Manager of Training and Technical Assistance, highlights some of the important information covered during Beyond BookSmart ... Read more
2014 October 31
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, announced it is investing nearly $400,000 to support quality mentoring through two-year Mentoring Matching Grants and support services to 31 mentoring programs throughout the Commonwealth. The funding stems from Gov. Patrick’s FY15 budget through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The funding for this year will create and support 1,125 high-quality matches – 125 more than last year. Awarded funding is intended to help... Read more
2014 October 27
Posted by Megan
BOSTON – Felix G. Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the City of Boston, has joined the Governing Board of Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts.  Arroyo has joined the board in October 2014, MMP announced today. “Felix has long demonstrated his commitment to working to secure a brighter future for Boston’s youth, and we are honored to have him join our board,” stated Mass Mentoring President & CEO Marty Martinez.  “... Read more

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