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2012 February 28
Posted by Michael
As part of our ongoing Mentors of Color campaign, a recruitment campaign to target new mentors of color and enhance the cultural competency of mentoring programs, we are pleased to be able to highlight mentors of color making an impact in the community during Black History Month. This guest post is written by Derrick Duplessy, executive director of the Duplessy Foundation. Derrick is a member of the Mentors of Color advisory council. If you would like more information about the Mentors of Color campaign, please email Bernice Osborne, manager of the Mentors of Color campaign, at bosborne@... Read more
2012 February 24
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Emily Cutts, YouthServe Americorps member at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire Co. Emily answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its National Mentoring Month events. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. I am the AmeriCorps member at CHD Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. I am responsible for outreach and recruitment for our program, as well as working with our Kids to Campus Programs at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additionally, I... Read more
2012 February 24
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Emily Heaton, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at AFC Mentoring. Emily answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its National Mentoring Month events. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. [caption id="attachment_765" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Emily Heaton, from AFC Mentoring"][/caption]I serve as the recruitment & outreach coordinator at AFC, as well as a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring. Adoption & Foster Care (AFC) Mentoring is the... Read more
2012 February 23
Posted by Michael
For the second year in a row, Mass Mentoring Partnership is honored to be an official charity partner of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon® on April 16. We want you to meet our amazing runners. Let’s go Team MMP! [caption id="attachment_756" align="alignleft" width="90" caption="Shannon Rielly"][/caption]Runner: Shannon RiellyLongest run to date: 15 milesFavorite song to listen to while running: Depends on my mood of course but really anything that can pump me upFavorite post-run snack: I live off of peanut butter sandwiches! Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for MMP? I have always... Read more
2012 February 23
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Kate Russell, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at The Newton Partnership. Kate answered some questions from Mass Mentoring regarding her program and its National Mentoring Month events. What is your role at the organization? Please give us some information about your program. [caption id="attachment_743" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Kate Russell"][/caption]My name is Kate Russell and I am currently serving with The Newton Partnership as the Ambassador of Mentoring. The Newton Partnership (TNP) is a collaboration of more than 16 nonprofit... Read more
2012 February 16
Posted by Michael
This guest post was written by Lorena Alves, a tutor-mentor and development and evaluation Coordinator for the UMass-Amherst Student Bridges program. I have had the privilege of tutoring and mentoring Jon for three college semesters, and in that time I have experienced first-hand the difference an afterschool program such as the UMass Student Bridges/4-H “Ready, SET, Go” program can make on a child’s developmental growth. I am very thankful to the Student Bridges and 4-H organizations for equipping me with the skill set to facilitate Jon’s academic, social and language growth. [caption id="... Read more
2012 February 15
Posted by Michael
I’m Dana, the volunteer outreach coordinator with Everybody Wins! Metro Boston (EWMB). Since EWMB’s inception in 2002, the program has expanded from one school in Cambridge to 16 schools across the Greater Boston area. Communities served include Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Cambridge, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, and Billerica. We currently have more than 900 amazing volunteers from 81 partner companies participating in Power Lunch. Volunteers travel to a nearby elementary school once a week and read to a child during that child’s lunchtime. Through the program, the students learn to love... Read more
2012 February 13
Posted by Michael
Worcester-based Training Resources of America, Inc. (TRA) has received a $1,300,161 grant from the Department of Labor. TRA is one of four awardees nationwide to receive a grant to operate a Young Parents Demonstration Program (YPD) as part of a national project. Over a two-year period, in partnership with LARE Training Center, TRA will enroll 400 low-income young parents (ages 14-21) into existing Young Parent GED/Work Readiness training programs in Brockton, Fitchburg, Holyoke, New Bedford, Quincy, Salem, Springfield, Worcester, Chelsea and Lawrence. All 400 participants will receive Young... Read more
2012 February 10
Posted by Michael
For the second year in a row, Mass Mentoring Partnership is honored to be an official charity partner of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon® on April 16. We want you to meet our amazing runners. Let's go Team MMP! [caption id="attachment_712" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Jeff and his mentee, Brandon"][/caption]Runner: Jeff BurekLongest Run: 15 milesFavorite Song to run to: "Up Up & Away" by Kid CudiFavorite post-run snack: Chocolate peanut butter protein bar and V8 juice Why did you choose to run the 2012 Boston Marathon for MMP? To be honest, I wouldn’t have ran it if I didn’t see an... Read more
2012 February 9
Posted by Michael
This guest post is courtesy of Nate Pally, Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Taunton Area School to Career (TASC). Nate is providing a quick highlight of his program and one of their National Mentoring Month events. My name is Nate Pally and I'm a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring at Taunton Area School to Career (TASC), Inc. TASC is launching its 17th consecutive year of the Career Mentor Program, where we partner business professionals in the community with students at our three partner schools: Taunton High School, Bristol County Agricultural High School, and... Read more

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