Meeting Youth Where They Are: Why Social-Emotional Skills and Cultural Responsive Mentoring is Critical for College and Career Readiness

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t articulate this at the time, but I was suffering from depression. During […]

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Relationships in School Matter

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves hundreds of mentoring programs and youth development organizations statewide supporting thousands of youth in mentoring relationships. There are many barriers that contribute to chronic absenteeism […]

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Chelsea Aquino, Manager of Government Relations & Public Policy, Mass Mentoring Partnership
September 27th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, Education

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2017 September Attendance Awareness Month

This September marks the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign. This is an opportunity to rally your community, advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! To support the goal of increased interest and engagement in school, the week of September […]

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Attendance Works
September 20th, 2017
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A Teacher’s View on Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

Mentors have powerful opportunities to inspire students. This September, as part of the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, we will be sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school. “I missed the bus” or, “My mom said we did not have […]

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Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute and Former Capitol Hill Fellow
September 14th, 2017
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In Real Life Blog Series: NBA Rookie Day Reflection

It has become all too common for me. Often times, when talking with a peer about mentoring, our exchange goes something like this: I mentored today. Oh, wow I’ve always wanted to be a mentor but I don’t think I can. Why not? There are several opportunities that […]

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Diana Chin, Mentor
September 5th, 2017
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Stories, Recognition

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GM Genius: A New Fantasy Football Scholarship Competition and Unique Mentoring Opportunity

Each day, mentors build natural relationships with youth through simple interactions. This August, we’ll share stories and resources for mentors and mentees illustrating some fun ways to engage this summer. In this post, the How I Decide Foundation explains how mentors can help mentees exercise their critical thinking […]

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Ramin Mohajer, Director of Operations, How I Decide Foundation
August 23rd, 2017
Posted In: Awareness

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