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2012 August 6
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Counts (MMC) is a biennial statewide youth mentoring survey in Massachusetts,  conducted for MMP by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, which reveals mentoring trends, gaps and program practices. In preparation for this week's release of the 2012 MMC survey to programs, we asked some programs to share how past MMC surveys have been helpful. Today’s guest post is from Rebel McKinley, director of development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County. Mass Mentoring Counts is an incredible, current resource for mentoring programs. I do not send out a... Read more
2012 July 26
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Counts (MMC) is a biennial statewide youth mentoring survey in Massachusetts,  conducted for MMP by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, which reveals mentoring trends, gaps and program practices. In preparation for the release of the 2012 MMC survey to programs, we asked some programs to share how past MMC surveys have been helpful. Today’s guest post is from Amy Howard, executive director at Strong Women Strong Girls in Boston. Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a national nonprofit organization currently operating programs in three cities that range... Read more
2012 July 19
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Counts (MMC) is a biennial statewide youth mentoring survey in Massachusetts,  conducted for MMP by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, which reveals mentoring trends, gaps and program practices. In preparation for the release of the 2012 MMC survey to programs, we asked some programs to share how past MMC surveys have been helpful. Today's guest post is from Wendy Foster, President & CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). Mass Mentoring Counts has been an invaluable source of information for our agency, helping... Read more
2012 July 5
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 8th 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 Eleanor Boudreau with Generations Incorporated. Tell us a little about yourself and your mentee, what mentoring program you’re involved in, and how long you have been matched.This is my first year as a minimum-time... Read more
2012 June 29
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring’s 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. This guest post is from Patricia Hanson-Staples, an Ambassador at Springfield School Volunteers. She interviewed David Finkelstein... Read more
2012 June 28
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring’s 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. [caption id="attachment_941" align="alignleft" width="100"] Patricia Hanson-Staples[/caption] This guest post is from Patricia Hanson... Read more
2012 June 27
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring’s 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. This guest post is from Devin Smith, an Ambassador at Science Club for Girls. After 14 years of decline, there has been a recent... Read more
2012 June 25
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 8th 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 Doug Upton with Partners for Youth with Disabilities. Tell us a little about yourself and your mentee, what mentoring program you’re involved in, and how long you have been matched.I’m a 44-year old man who moved to... Read more
2012 June 19
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 initiative to celebrate Mass Mentoring’s 20th anniversary, we are releasing a series of challenges to address key goals of mentoring in Massachusetts. Goal six is 20 ways that communities grow with mentoring. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring have researched 20 ways that mentoring provides positive social benefits that strengthen schools, families and communities. You can read more about their findings here. [caption id="attachment_926" align="alignleft" width="159"] Devin Smith[/caption] This guest post is from Devin Smith, an Ambassador... Read more
2012 June 18
Posted by Michael
As part of our 20 Challenges in 2012 campaign, we are highlighting 20 inspirational mentors from across the Commonwealth. Mentors are some of the most humble and giving people. But what got them interested in becoming a mentor and what has the experience meant to them? By telling their stories, we hope to encourage more people like them to become mentors. Have an idea for a great mentor for us to highlight? Contact Lauren Winfree at lwinfree@massmentors.org. Our next mentor is Patrick Stephan from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest. This feature was guest-written by Gail Melgren... Read more

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