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2013 July 30
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. We want you to meet the awesome riders on Team MMP! Rider: Dave TuellAge: 22City: BrightonOccupation: Recruiter at The Start Group/ALKUDistance riding: 25 miles Why did you choose to ride for Team MMP in the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids? I had such a great time riding last year - and of course, supporting the kids! What has been the most rewarding experience of your... Read more
2013 July 26
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is thrilled to announce the kick-off to our 2013 season with the Rodman Ride for Kids, a noncompetitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. We want you to meet the awesome riders on Team MMP! Rider: Lauren PacellaAge: 23City: WalthamOccupation: Services Specialist at The Start Group/ALKUDistance riding: 25 miles Why did you choose to ride for Team MMP in the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids? To support a great cause and Team ALKU! What has been the most rewarding experience of your training and/or fundraising... Read more
2013 July 19
Posted by Michael
The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring had an incredible service year. The 2012-13 Corps: Generated more than 2,140 inquiries from prospective mentors Recruited, screened, and matched more than 230 caring adult mentors Served more than 40,300 hours to expand high-quality youth mentoring Served  at Cradles to Crayons in November during Opening Day, and again in partnership with AmeriCorps Cape Cod for the MLK Day of Service in January. Collaborated to plan and implement Youth Mentoring Day at the State House in January, and (tried!) to conduct a group retreat at the Essex Retreat... Read more
2013 July 9
Posted by Michael
By Elena Sokolow-Kaufman, manager of government relations and field resources, Mass Mentoring Partnership [caption id="attachment_1266" align="alignright" width="300"] Elena with Rep. Dave Rogers (middle) and MMP President & CEO Marty Martinez at Youth Mentoring Day at the State House 2013[/caption] A few weeks ago, I attended a Boston mayoral candidates forum on education hosted by Edvestors, Teach Plus, MassINC, and Mass 2020. During the forum, nine of the 12 candidates (whittled  down from a field of 24 mayoral hopefuls - yes 24!) discussed a wide range of issues from closing the... Read more
2013 July 3
Posted by Michael
By Ed Momplaisir, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring 2012-13, Mass Mentoring Partnership [caption id="attachment_1263" align="alignright" width="300"] Ed at Mentoring Night at Fenway Park, one of the activities he helped coordinate. With him are MMP Director of Development & Partnerships Vanessa Plant and Director of Marketing & Public Awareness Rich Greif[/caption] This past year, Mass Mentoring Partnership solicited and distributed more than $280,000 worth of match activity opportunities to dozens of mentoring programs across the state, who in turn shared them with... Read more
2013 July 1
Posted by Michael
Since 2005, Mass Mentoring Partnership has teamed up with the Boston Red Sox for the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring Massachusetts adults as mentors. We’ve just launched the 9th year of the campaign, and we’re highlighting programs that participated last year and made successful matches through the campaign. This is a post from mentor Gueshnael Menard with For Kids Only Afterschool. Tell us a little about yourself and your mentee, what mentoring program you’re involved in, and how long you have been matched. My name is Gueshnael Menard and I am a... Read more
2013 June 28
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Big Sister Association of Greater Boston's match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 13-year-old Leilani from Big Sister Association of Greater Boston had the honor of announcing the NESN starting lineup for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff the annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. Leilani has been matched with her mentor Talia for 10 months. Not only do they love to cook... Read more
2013 June 27
Posted by Michael
[caption id="attachment_1256" align="alignright" width="300"] Attendees share best practices at the Table Talks event[/caption] Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring recently hosted a recruitment-themed series, Table Talks: Diversifying Your Recruitment Efforts. The event was offered as two knowledge-sharing sessions for mentoring program staff in Boston and in Worcester. Nearly 70 guests from more than 40 programs shared successes, challenges, and tips on mentor recruitment, online marketing tools, and operating a program with limited staff... Read more
2013 June 27
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Old Colony Y’s Big Sister Big Brother match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 15-year-old Jose from Old Colony Y’s Big Sister Big Brother program had the honor of announcing the NESN starting lineup for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff the annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. Jose and David have been matched since August 2007. Despite the fact that David has had two... Read more
2013 June 26
Posted by Michael
The following blog entry is excerpted from Big Friends Little Friends' match application to participate in the pre-game activities for Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. 17-year old Dominic from Big Friends Little Friends/Family Service Association (BFLF) had the honor of calling "play ball!" for the Red Sox-Indians game during Mentoring Night at Fenway Park on May 24. The game helped kickoff the annual Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, an initiative designed to recruit more caring adults as mentors. Dominic has been matched with his mentor Tony for an amazing 7+ years! They first met at a site-based... Read more

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