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2012 June 15
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.  This guest post was written by Karen Boss, manager of communications and individual funding at Hyde Square Task Force. Lynn Johnson is... Read more
2012 June 14
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 Lianna Mika, an Ambassador at Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC). Young people in high-quality... Read more
2012 June 13
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 first mentor is Madison Horl from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest. Tell us briefly about yourselfMy name is... Read more
2012 June 12
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 Julie Muller, an Ambassador at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. In mentoring relationships,... Read more
2012 June 5
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 Julie Muller, an Ambassador at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. The college admissions process... Read more
2012 June 5
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 Lianna Mika, an Ambassador at the Boston Area Health Education Center. Minority college students with mentors... Read more
2012 June 5
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 first guest post is from Lianna Mika, an Ambassador at the Boston Area Health Education Center. Did you know that for every $1... Read more
2012 June 1
Posted by Michael
As Mass Mentoring Partnership's newest staff member, I am honored to be part of such a talented and passionate team and to serve as manager of Western MA partnerships. I fell in love with this region during my time at Western New England University and am thrilled to continue to give back to the community and help grow the field of mentoring. Prior to joining MMP, I was a training & program manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest. During my time there, I focused on site-based program development and support, mentor training, and was a member of a Board of Directors... Read more
2012 May 22
Posted by Michael
This guest blog was written by Melissa Chu of AFC Mentoring in recognition of National Foster Care Month. [caption id="attachment_874" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mentee Henry, who has been matched with a mentor for 10 years, speaks at a United Way Breakfast about the power of mentoring.[/caption] As the only mentoring organization in  Massachusetts to exclusively serve youth in foster care, Adoption and Foster Care (AFC) Mentoring builds relationships and leverages resources to promote long term connections and community. AFC believes that every youth needs and deserves to know that they... Read more
2012 May 21
Posted by Michael
Being an out-of-state-runner on MMP’s 2012 Boston Marathon  team, I was not able to meet all of the team members. I loved following along with all the posts and emails. This is an excerpt of an email I sent to our team after the race, and would love to share it as a reflection of my experience. I could not be more proud to be a part of this team. The challenges of this race were large. We all trained for such a long time and I think only a few of us were previously marathon runners. This level of training took huge amounts of time and effort - time we could have spent with our family, friends... Read more

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