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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
2014 October 27
Posted by Lauren
Mass Mentoring Partnership is helping the New England Patriots celebrate Mentoring Week as part of their Celebrate Volunteerism campaign during the week of Oct. 26- Nov. 1. Through this campaign, we are able to highlight three partner programs from around the state, including Hyde Square Task Force, Children's Friend and Family Services, and the SMILES Mentoring Program. Additionally, mentor Lee Snitzer from SMILES has been named "Patriots Difference Maker of the Week," and a Patriots player will visit dozens of lucky mentors and mentees with SMILES at Kuss... Read more
2014 October 22
Posted by Megan
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts, has awarded the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, the Multicultural Dropout Outreach Collaborative and EV (Earthen Vessels) with the fifth-annual James G. Connolly Tribute Fund award. Since 2010, the James G. Connolly Tribute Fund has awarded close to $90,000 to nine youth development organizations across the state and one individual mentee for her educational pursuits.The fund was established in January 2010 in memory of MMP’s Board Chair... Read more
2014 October 22
Posted by Megan
1. Tell us about your role and position at your agency. I am a case manager at BBBS of Hampshire County. At our small agency, case managers do everything from screening and interviewing Bigs and Littles to making the match and providing support throughout their friendship. I applied for our agency to participate in the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge Campaign because I saw the potential for great recruitment and visibility in our community. Those are two things we need very much.   2. Is there a story of a particular match that you are proud of? We are proud of all our matches! Of course,... Read more

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