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2022 January 6
Posted by Amelia
We are so proud to join with our network in celebrating National Mentoring Month!  Mass Mentoring Partnership will have many opportunities to engage, connect, learn and grow! Below is the list of opportunities! January 1st - Kickoff to National Mentoring Month January 3rd - #MMPMentorMonday is the hashtag we post to spotlight different types of mentoring throughout the month and highlight programs, mentors and mentees.  January 6th - NATIONAL I AM A MENTOR DAY - Share your mentoring story to social media and tag @massmentoring in your post.  January 10th - #MMPMentorMonday  January 12th -... Read more
2021 December 23
Posted by Amelia
MMP was joined by the esteemed Keith Jones, President and CEO of SoulTouchin' Experiences, as a part of our 2021 Speaker Series "Critical Conversations: A Three Part Series Focusing on Black and Brown Youth with Intention." Jones is a long-time activist and advocate for the rights of youth with disabilities, particularly those of color.   Jones began the presentation by speaking about his own personal story, and what it was like to grow up as someone with an apparent disability and the intersectionality between that identity and his identity as an African-American man. He then used that... Read more
2021 November 24
Posted by Amelia
On Wednesday, November 17th, Mass Mentoring Partnership had the honor of hosting Dr. Kira Banks, co-founder of the Institute for Healing, Justice, and Equity, as a part of our 2021 Speaker Series "Critical Conversations: A Three Part Series Focusing on Black and Brown Youth with Intention." Dr. Banks, an expert in equity and youth psychology, held a keynote address on raising equity by supporting positive racial identity formation in youth.   Dr. Banks stressed the importance of analyzing the work of the mentoring field through a racial equity lens, illuminating and challenging racism in... Read more
2021 November 22
Posted by Amelia
November is here, and it is one of the most important months of the mentoring calendar: the month where we celebrate and give thanks to the wonderful mentees and mentors who make up this field. This year, we're celebrating Thank Your Mentee Month by sharing powerful stories of exceptional mentoring relationships that have positively shaped the lives of both participants.   We were recently joined for an interview by Kashawn Sanders, a mentor and the President and CEO of Follow My Steps Foundation INC:   Q. How has being a Mentor changed you and your perspective on the world? A. "Being a... Read more
2021 October 29
Posted by Amelia
Every October we take the time to highlight STEM mentoring. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) mentoring provides young people an opportunity to thrive through empowering youth-adult relationships. In honor of 2021's STEM week, Mass Mentoring Partnership would like to highlight some of our partners and affiliates that work in this space and give young people opportunities to progress in STEM.   Latino STEM Alliance - https://www.latinostem.org/   Girls Inc of Lynn - https://girlsinclynn.org/   Science Club for Girls - https://www.scienceclubforgirls.org/   Old Colony YMCA - ... Read more
2021 October 15
Posted by Amelia
Mass Mentoring Partnership held its annual Cheers for Champions event, its annual fundraiser and celebration of the power of mentoring. This year, we held the event virtually. The virtual event was featured our event emcee, NESN anchor and sportscaster Tom Caron and featured presentations of the ALKU Scholarship, the James G. Connolly Tribute Fund and the KELLY Award. The virtual event also featured a fireside chat with President and CEO Lily Mendez and remarks from our Mass Mentoring Partnership Board Chair Jacqueline Conrad.    Mass Mentoring Partnership President and CEO Lily Mendez spoke... Read more
2021 October 15
Posted by Amelia
Starbucks Manager Lorena Nunez is working with other local store managers to build and support mentoring opportunities for BIPOC youth! She’s currently partnering with Mass Mentoring Partnership to develop a mentoring program for new Starbucks hires as they transition into the workplace & explore career paths. Hear her story and others at here: #LatinxHeritageMonth #MentoringAmplifies 
2021 October 12
Posted by Amelia
A hallmark of Mass Mentoring Partnership’s AmeriCorps program is our partnership with Boston University, whereby our AmeriCorps members participate in a certificate program of youth development. Some of the brightest minds in the youth development space work at BU, and their expertise is an invaluable resource to the professional and personal development of AmeriCorps members serving with Mass Mentoring Partnership. Recently, Rosie McMahan, MMP’s AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program Manager had the chance to speak to Professor Detris Adelabu, Chair of the Psychology and Human... Read more
2021 September 23
Posted by Amelia
Coaching for Change is an innovative program that recruits college students to serve as mentors, role models, and friends to middle school students in the Taunton, Fall River, and Attleboro area. The results have been nothing short of  amazing; students involved in the program have shown significant improvements in school attendance, academic performance, and social behavior. Many of the relationships that have formed between the college students and their mentees have extended well beyond their time spent in school and according to Mauquis Taylor, Founder and CEO of C4C, that is largely... Read more
2021 August 23
Posted by Amelia
When, at three years old, I was first diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of muscular dystrophy, no one in my family knew how to react. While I finally had an explanation for the limp in my step and the milestones that I never met, I was left with more questions than answers: could I ever go to school or live a “normal” life? Now, fifteen years later, I can confidently say that while my life isn’t exactly “normal,” it has been beyond my wildest dreams.   I have always grown up seeing my disability as just a part of my identity, no different from being Asian or being overly... Read more

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