On One Boston Day, Starbucks and Mass Mentoring Partnership stood in solidarity with the City of Boston to strengthen their community through acts of service. Together we created a unique opportunity for employees in the Boston area to join the mentoring movement.
Both Joshua Schanck and Rory Dugan from Starbucks opened the call with grounding the audience in a question; what if we were one relationship away from what is possible? During the virtual event, close to 100 Starbucks employees from across Boston and National headquarters came together to learn about the power of relationships through Mass Mentoring Partnership along with the Mayor's Mentoring Movement. Hyde Square Task Force, Big Sister of Boston and Silver Lining Mentoring spoke about the need for mentors and the impact COVID-19 is having on young people in the city.
At the end of the call, there was a call to action to sign up with programs to mentor. 10 percent of the employees on the call signed up for mentoring opportunities. This virtual event was the first of its kind for Mass Mentoring Partnership. "We thank Starbucks, MENTOR: The National Partnership, and our partners in the Mayor's Mentoring Movement. We know how important and central relationships are to young people especially during these times and applaud you for joining the movement, said Amelia Aubourg, Director of Communications and External Affairs.