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2019 November 26
Posted by Amelia
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at Cheers to Mentoring! What an amazing night and incredible turnout!   Over 150 people were on hand at the Liberty Hotel to see  Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker receive the Founders’ Award in recognition of her commitment to helping children, particularly those engaged with  the Wonderfund through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.   A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a $20,000 ALKU Scholarship to Garshae Mowatt-Mckenzie, a senior at Boston Community Leadership Academy.  Garshae... Read more
2019 November 26
Posted by Amelia
This November, I am reminded of my mentor/mentee relationship and the various figures throughout my life who have positively impacted my development.  I received my first mentor when I was six years old. I had just transferred to a new school, and every kid between kindergarten and second grade was matched with a student six years older than them. My buddy, like me, was a new student. I do not remember much of our time together, but I do remember how he made me feel more comfortable in a new space. When I entered sixth grade, I had my own opportunity to be a buddy for a kindergartner. My... Read more
2019 October 28
Posted by Amelia
October 18th, 2019 was a historical day as the first spacewalk was performed by an all-female crew. Although women have been astronauts and had a strong presence within NASA for decades, this symbolic recognition has become a talking point throughout the nation.  This event comes to us fittingly during STEM month. Today’s society often places a negative pressure on young girls, disheartening them to pursue STEM careers. That is why role models that go against the norm such as the two astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are pivotal examples in proving that women are not limited in... Read more
2019 October 22
Posted by Amelia
BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding quality youth mentoring in Massachusetts, has announced that Garshae Mowatt-Mckenzie, a student at Boston Community Leadership Academy, is the recipient of the 2019 ALKU Scholarship. The $20,000 award, payable over four years, is given to a rising high school senior who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. The recipient must have benefitted from a positive mentoring experience with an adult, be involved in their community, have shown leadership in school and... Read more
2019 October 1
Posted by Amelia
For more information: Amelia Aubourg, 617-695-2478, aaubourg@massmentors.org BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding and strengthening youth-adult relationships, will honor First Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker, with their Founders’ Award at the Cheers to Mentoring event on November 12th at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. Baker is being recognized for her commitment to helping children, particularly those engaged with the Wonderfund through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. The Founders’ Award was established... Read more
2019 September 20
Posted by Amelia
MMP is proud to participate in the Annual Rodman Ride for Kids taking place tomorrow in Foxboro. We have our great corporate partners, ALKU and EY, riding for us along with our program partners, Elevate Youth, DREAM, Minds Matter, LUK, and Boston Partners in Education.  Check out these great videos from ALKU on why they ride for MMP!  Why I Ride the Rodman Ride for Kids (James & Nico): https://youtu.be/ApLDpfUhCz0 Why I Ride the Rodman Ride for Kids (Kayla & Payroll): https://youtu.be/PltaHjqcP4I
2019 September 17
Posted by Amelia
In the wake of 250,000 college students moving back to Boston and the first week of classes ending, Mass Mentoring Partnership would like to take a minute to step back and welcome the start of the 2019-2020 school year. With the kickoff of a new academic year, a variety of opportunities arise. New classes, sports, and clubs make this a period of difficult decisions for many young people across the Commonwealth, but also one of tremendous potential for growth and development. Now is a better time than ever to discuss a current piece of legislation called the PROMISE Act, an act providing... Read more
2019 September 17
Posted by Amelia
On behalf of the 350+ mentoring programs that serve youth across the state of Massachusetts, providing wraparound social-emotional support services, particularly those supporting  school-based programming, Mass Mentoring Partnership submits the following testimony favorably in support of the PROMISE Act, An act providing rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable education (S.238/H.586).  At MMP, we believe that for children to grow up and become engaged members of the community, they need adults in their lives to help them explore, learn and... Read more
2019 September 9
Posted by Amelia
Mass Mentoring Partnership defines mentoring as “a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee.” There are many different places youth can find mentors. One of the main environments is… SCHOOL. Naturally, it would make sense for young people to be able to find caring and supportive adults at an institution geared towards developing the competence and character of students. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. I am a 17 year-old... Read more
2019 August 5
Posted by Amelia
The United States of America. A country where the government exists to serve the people. As citizens and inhabitants of the United States, we are lucky to be given voices throughout decision-making processes in our nation. It is the people who decide who has power in our governmental structure. For this reason, it is crucial that we, as a united front, stay connected with those we put in power!   One of my first assignments as a Bank of America Student Leader Intern at MMP was to write a testimony for bill S.27/H.118 An Act Relative to Children in the Care, Protection, and Custody of the... Read more

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