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2013 January 24
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a mentor highlight, is submitted from For Kids Only Afterschool. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your mentee.My name is Sarah Malala, and I am a 16-year-old junior at Bishop Fenwick. A little over two months ago, I joined the For Kids Only program as a PAL, or mentor for a student at the Bates School in Salem. I’ve met with my mentee, Jon-Anthony, for several weeks. Jon-Anthony is an amazing second grader who’s funny,... Read more
2013 January 22
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a program highlight, is submitted from Future Chefs. What is your name and what is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program Erin Ross.  I am currently serving at Future Chefsas their Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring. I am starting the pilot year of the Future Chefs mentoring program called “Food is my First Language.” Food is my First Language is a site-based group mentoring... Read more
2013 January 17
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a match highlight, is submitted by  Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother. While we have many individuals who are dedicated volunteers at Big Sister Big Brother, Barbara Taylor has shown an immense level of commitment for her Little Sister, Sarah.  Even though Barbara had already raised a family of her own, in 2009 she made the decision to make a difference in the life of another child. [caption id="attachment_1033" align="... Read more
2013 January 14
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a match highlight, is submitted from Big Friends Little Friends of Family Service Association. What is your name and what is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program.Amanda Miranda – case managerRamona Turcotte – program coordinatorBig Friends Little Friends (BFLF) of Family Service Association is a community-based, one-on-one mentoring program serving the Greater Fall River area (Fall... Read more
2013 January 10
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a match highlight, is submitted from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. When Holy Cross junior Victoria Aramini joined the SPUD (Student Programs for Urban Development) program at Holy Cross, she knew that she wanted to work with children in some capacity.  When the opportunity to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters program came along, she thought it would be a perfect fit.  In the spring of 2011, Victoria was... Read more
2013 January 9
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today’s post, a match highlight, is submitted from Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother. Mentor David and his Little, Jose, have been matched since August 2007.  Since that time, David’s life has changed significantly as he has gained additional responsibilities at work, had two children, and moved more than 30 minutes away. Despite all of these new responsibilities and changes, David has continued to play a positive role and have a significant... Read more
2013 January 3
Posted by Michael
January is National Mentoring Month, and we are highlighting a number of perspectives on mentoring, events, and ways you can get involved in the field. Today's post, a match highlight, is submitted from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest. Big Sister Kathryn Ludden was matched with her Little Sister, Megan, age 7, in the fall of 2011.  According to Megan’s mom, Sheri, the match really brings out the child within Megan as well as Kathryn! Megan and Kathryn have fun wherever they go, no matter what they are doing.  In fact, their goal every time they get together is to have good,... Read more
2012 December 18
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more
2012 December 17
Posted by Michael
National Mentoring Month is January and we're excited to bring a variety of posts highlighting mentoring in Massachusetts. This guest post is courtesy of Springfield School Volunteers What do a young man from Somalia and an Administrator from the SPS Parent and Community Engagement office have in common? The Springfield School Volunteers Mentoring Program, that’s what! In December 2009, Jeff Welch responded when asked to mentor a young man from Somalia. Aweys was starting high school and in need of a positive male presence in his life. They have been together for three years and Aweys is now... Read more
2012 December 13
Posted by Michael
For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are... Read more

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