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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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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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To say that relationships are important in education and youth development is like a blinding flash of the obvious.

An interview with Kent Pekel, newly elected MENTOR Board member. Last week, I was fortunate to speak with Kent Pekel, President and CEO of Search Institute, a research organization focused on what kids need to succeed. Some of you may … Continue reading

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Conference is Just Two Clicks Away – Register for Live Streaming!

Can’t make it to the Twin Cities to participate in the 2012 Minnesota Mentoring Conference in person this year?  How about joining us online? For the first time, MPM is offering a “live streaming” option for the conference.  Register for this … Continue reading

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The Social Movement Needed in Minnesota to Close the Achievement Gap

The P-20 education partnership roundtable in Minnesota convenes state leaders representing early learning (the “P”), through graduate and professional schools (the “20”). The stated goal of P-20 councils around the country is to develop a seamless system of education with … Continue reading

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Making Mentoring Work for Older Youth

At the March 2011 Inquiry to Impact Symposium sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Extension Center for Youth Development (CYD), youth development consultant Priscilla M. Little offered an overview of recent research on working with middle and high school students … Continue reading

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