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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
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

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