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Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) places AmeriCorps members who dedicate one year of service to building the capacity of mentoring programs throughout the state by implementing research based practices as documented in the Elements of Effective Practices (EEP), a set of benchmarks proven to lead to quality programming. These members, referred to as AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AAOMs) focus on four of the EEP standards including: match support, program development, marketing, strategic planning and mentor/mentee recruitment, mentor/mentee or parent training and curriculum development, and program development and start-up. During the Program Year, AAOMs assist mentoring and youth serving organizations in their volunteer mentor recruitment efforts as well as collaborate with other Corps members to complete statewide community service projects that benefit the field of mentoring in Massachusetts.

For more information on the MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program, please contact Rosie McMahan,Program Manager, at rmcmahan@massmentors.org.

Thank you to the Cummings Foundation for supporting the AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program!

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Mass Mentoring Partnership and its host site partners are equal opportunity employers. MMP is committed to fighting racism and will continue to examine our practices and organizational culture in this process. We will actively engage our AmeriCorps members, host sites and community partners to create a discourse that results in action. MMP makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as well as service term. All position acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check. 

Check out this year's 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring below! 

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Samuel Steed

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mass Mentoring Partnership

Sam serves to help promote the power of transforming relationships as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mass Mentoring Partnership. He creates content, writes blogs and works to coordinate match opportunities for our program partners in the network as the Communications and Network Partnerships Associate. He helps to build capacity as a key lead on the Mentor Connector. Additionally, he is serving as the Father Monan Fellow, helping to support AmeriCorps Ambassadors through their service year, take the lead on the MLK Day of Service and facilitate and plan collaboration and network opportunities throughout the 2021-2022 AAOM Year.

Jenna Hutchins

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Big Brother Big Sister of Eastern Mass at EMK

Jenna serves side-by-side with BBBSEM’s staff already at their partner high schools to improve the high school graduation and college success of teens at Edward M. Kennedy School. She provides ongoing support and training to the match parties, partners with their Community Engagement Team to recruit and enroll volunteers into the program, and participates in rolling out the curriculum through weekly classes and monthly events.

Evan Bixby

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts

Evan serves at Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts (JFSWM), a community leader that empowers people to achieve fulfilling lives. Within JFSWM, Evan provides ongoing support and training to mentors, creates mentoring resources and curriculum, and maintains community partnerships. He works closely with colleagues to support mentees on their journey towards educational and career goals and beyond!

Matthew Jameson

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mass Mentoring Partnership

Matthew serves the Program Services Division at Mass Mentoring Partnership, a statewide leader and resource for over 370 mentoring and youth serving organizations in the Commonwealth. He helps to build capacity for the Program Services team, helping to overseeing Mass Mentoring Counts, training programs and technical assistance requests from their programming clientele.

Brenna Barrett

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Brenna manages the Big for a Day (BFAD) program where volunteers and corporate/community partners experience the power of mentoring and supports a wide variety of Big Sister Boston’s programming and enrichment services. The BFAD program annually serves approximately 300 girls in the Greater Boston area, by matching them with Big for a Day Big Sisters for a one-day event. BFAD programming provides a critical service to girls who are waiting to be matched with their long-term 1:1 Big Sister mentor by giving them the opportunity to participate in enrichment programming.

Brandon Bass

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Brandon serves at Partners for Youth with Disabilities as their AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring. The main components of this project include supporting the recruitment of a diverse pool of mentors and enhancing match support. He helps to lead recruitment efforts, analyzes results, enhances career readiness resources for mentees, orchestrates match activities and supports a caseload of matches.

Oakley Arave

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Partners in Education

Oakley serves to review and recommend suggestions to increase youth engagement and agency towards mentee recruitment, and strengthen our partnerships with teachers and schools at Boston Partners in Education. She continues to build capacity in community outreach and mentor recruitment in our targeted neighborhoods at Boston Partners in Education. Oakley works to build upon our volunteer engagement strategies and increase our match support capacity.

Joey Annand

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Joey serves as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). He supports the Student Affairs Team and manages the BFIT Ambassador Program, BFIT’s Peer Mentoring Program, which promotes student success and life readiness. In this role, he is responsible for recruitment, screening, selection, match support, training, meeting facilitation, and program development.

Lemitsa Vaz

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Adult Technical Academy

Lemitsa serves as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Adult Technical Academy (BATA). She helps develop the look and feel of the program, ensures that BATA has the recruitment and matching practices they need, takes mentor and mentee training to the next level, supports matches from many different angles during the all-important first mentoring year and brings the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring to BATA for good.

Yajaira Estrada

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Higher Education Resource Center

Yajaira is the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Higher Education Resource Center. She serves as the Alumni Success Program Mentoring Coordinator where she manages their newly launched mentoring services for their Alumni Success Program. The program supports their college students and recent high school graduates from their college-prep program called Passport to College. The Alumni Success Program works to ensure students persist all the way through college and into the workforce, ultimately closing the achievement gap for low-income students in Boston. Their mentoring services are an essential component to assure the success of our mission.

Athena Jeanne Zeiter

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Athena is the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Partners for Youth with Disabilities. She supports the recruitment of a diverse pool of mentors and enhancing match support. She also increases the number of youth involved in PYD’s one to one and group mentoring programs. In her role, she orchestrates match events (e.g. Mentor Appreciation Night) and distributes resources for matches. Athena is involved with supporting a caseload of matches. She leads mentor recruitment efforts which includes attending recruitment fairs, developing recruitment materials and analyzing results. She also supports PYD’s Quality Base Mentoring renewal process through which they will assess best practices in mentoring.