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2016 Mentoring Caucus: Thank You!

On Wednesday, September 21st, MPM hosted the 2016 Mentoring Caucus, this year’s take on our more traditional conference (inspired by the election season)! To kick it off, Eric Mahmoud, Founder and CEO of the Harvest Network of Schools, spoke about … Continue reading

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Mentoring 365: MN State Policy Debrief 2016, SF 1017

The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota was very active for such a short policy session! Our Executive Director, Mai-anh Kapanke, served as co-chair of the GradMN Policy committee this year. In that capacity we looked for policy that aligned with MPM’s goals of supporting Minnesota’s … Continue reading

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MPM Staff Spotlight: Nicki Patnaude

For many of you reading this blog post, you have had the great fortune of being in contact with Nicki Patnaude, MPM’s Development and Program Support Manager. Nicki brings a vibrant, lively spark to team MPM. She loves to meet … Continue reading

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“Kids are great and we should invest in them.” – Mentoring in the News

For this month’s “Mentoring in the News”, we wanted to highlight one our Expert Partners that received quite a bit of coverage in the news recently. While I was up north visiting family the first weekend of March, I noticed … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: MPM’s Director of Program Services, Carolyn Scherer

If you have completed an NMRC project lately, you have likely benefited from the wealth of knowledge Carolyn Scherer, MPM’s Director of Program Services, brings on the topic of quality mentoring practices. This Staff Spotlight gets to know our newest … Continue reading

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Quality Corner: What Does Youth-Initiated Mentoring Mean for Mentoring Programs?

Only 4% of youth 8-18 had a formal mentor according to The Mentoring Effect. Most young people access mentorship through teachers, school counselors, coaches, and neighbors. Formal mentoring programs are unable to serve every child and may not reach every … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: …in with the new!

Happy New Year from all of us at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota!  First, we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone for all of your the continued support throughout our 20+ years of serving Minnesota!  2015 was a … Continue reading

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