Tag Archive for: Mass Mentoring Partnership

Strengthening quality youth mentoring programs through service fellowships

by Marty Martinez As practitioners, we are all committed to providing high quality mentoring to youth in need across our communities. Mentoring organizations are a vital and integral piece of youth development, focusing on outcomes including academic preparedness, workforce readiness, and violence prevention. We rely heavily on the power of volunteers at the mentor-level, who […]

Connecting the dots during National Mentoring Month

by Marty Martinez January is National Mentoring Month, and programs all across the country celebrate the incredible impact mentors have on the lives of youth every day. As program leaders, we know the role mentors play is critically important in ensuring that the young people we serve have a caring voice, a listening ear and […]

Bill Russell played ultimate mentor role 

By MARTY MARTINEZ and DAVID SHAPIRO reprinted from MassLive This fall has provided further evidence that Boston is the ultimate sports town – evidenced not only by our teams’ success on the field but also for the role our athletes play in strengthening our community. On Nov. 1, the city of Boston celebrated a sports […]

Practice Corner: What is the role of natural mentoring?

by Marty Martinez   As an advocate for quality-based mentoring that includes evidence based practices and strategies, I continue to be faced with the question of what role does informal mentoring or natural mentoring relationships have at our table. Time and time again, programs are faced with the need to recruit more caring adults to […]