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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
2019 July 31
Posted by Amelia
For More Information, contact: | Anne Comber | 617-695-247 | acomber@massmentors.org   (BOSTON)  Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the number and impact of empowering youth-adult relationships across the state,  announced an increase in funding for mentoring programs following the signing of the FY20 Massachusetts budget. The new budget includes $1,000,000 in the Mentoring Matching Grants line item, which serves as the only state funding dedicated to mentoring. The line item is a competitive grant program managed by MMP, with oversight from the... Read more
2019 July 26
Posted by Amelia
1. Why does Youth Voice matter? The Youth Voice is a 74-million person community in America. When the Youth Voice is ignored, 23% of America’s population is being ignored. When the Youth Voice is pushed aside, the adults of tomorrow are being pushed aside. Youth Voice is so essential to society as it is the youth who will be leading the world and making the decisions in the future. 2. How to Make Youth Voice Heard If you are an adult, listen. It is important to note that there is a difference between hearing and listening. If you want to make the Youth Voice heard, you have to listen first.... Read more
2019 February 20
Posted by Alex
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership updated its Mentoring Connector and added several new features that allow programs to have more control over how their listings appear to potential volunteers, and also provide incentives for program that are diligent.   For a detailed overview of the updates, check-out the complete guide to what's new below.   Mentoring Connector Update - January 2019 Programs can now upload videos and images for their MC profiles.  Videos are hosted on YouTube. Programs can now see which information is public. “Program HQ” is listed first when program is looked up... Read more
2018 October 17
Posted by Joana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/17/2018 For more information:  Mike McCormick, 617-695-2478, mmccormick@massmentors.org Mass Mentoring Partnership To Receive Funds Through Berkshire Bank’s “Exciting Assists Program” Receiving $100 for Every Boston Bruins Assist through December 1 BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, is excited to announce that they will receive $100 from the Berkshire Bank Foundation for every Boston Bruins’ assist through December 1. This is part of Berkshire... Read more
2018 October 4
Posted by Joana
Celebrating Ten Years of Quality Based Membership On September 26, Mass Mentoring Partnership and Quality Based Members (QBM) mentoring program partners at the Boston Public Schools Headquarters in Roxbury Bruce C. Bolling Building in Boston to celebrate ten years of evidence-based practice! How it all Began It was a great opportunity to look back at the creation of the first-in-the-nation QBM process that has helped ensure high-quality best practices are being followed by youth-serving programs across Massachusetts. QBM has given many programs the framework and tools to make sure that they... Read more
2018 October 4
Posted by Joana
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2018 August 20
Posted by Joana
Mass Mentoring Partnership Announces $750,000 in Mentoring Grants Funding Marks More Than 50% Increase Over FY19; Largest Grant in Over 10 Years BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, is investing nearly $750,000 to support quality mentoring through Mentoring Matching Grants and support services to 37 mentoring programs across the Commonwealth. The funding stems from the Massachusetts FY19 budget through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Since 2009, MMP has awarded... Read more
2018 August 1
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lily Mendez as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 13. She was selected after an extensive national search. Lily comes to MMP with over 25 years in service to Massachusetts communities through her work in government, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.  Most recently she served as Regional Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts where among her other responsibilities she oversaw volunteer and youth programs as well as the largest... Read more

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