This year, MMP is honored to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM) program. One of the biggest projects AOMs take part in is planning the annual Youth Mentoring Day at the State House. The current cohort is busy planning and preparing, but we wanted to pause and share why they serve in communities across MA. Meet the 2017-2018 cohort:
Ambassadors of Mentoring, Why Do You Serve?
"I had recently completed a team-based year of service, and I wanted to spend a year working more independently and focused on my service and learning from non-profits in my home state."
- Meg, Big Brother Big Sisters Cape Cod & the Islands
"I decided to do service to build some skills and better people's' lives while doing it."
- Amy, Enroot
"I fell in love with my host site over the last two years of mentoring with them, and wanted to spend a year becoming more deeply involved and helping grow our program at the local college campuses."
-Olivia, Reader to Reader
"I love community service, connecting youth in my community with resources, and reminding them that their dreams are valuable."
- Nicola, Freedom House
"I decided to do a year of service, because community development was an integral part of my undergraduate education, and I knew I wanted to be able to further develop those skills after graduation. I have always had a passion for service and was excited to be able to give back."
- Rachel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
"I decided to do a second year of service because I thought my time at my organization was not over. I'm really grateful of the opportunities given for me to accomplish and for knowledge that has been shared in previous years, that it motivated to continue serving."
- Maria, Chica Project
Catch the Ambassadors of Mentoring in action at Youth Mentoring Day at the State House, January 17, 2018 - Learn more & RSVP
Is your program or organization interested in hosting an Ambassador of Mentoring in the 2018-2019 service year? Learn more.