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Mayor Walsh's Mentoring Movement Recruits 500 New Mentors

October 15, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Boston - Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts, to announce the recruitment of more than 500 new mentors so far as part of the Mayor’s Mentoring Movement. The Mayor’s initiative was launched late last year with the goal to recruit 1,000 new mentors over the next two years to serve Boston youth.  

“We are thrilled that so many caring adults have answered the call to be the difference in the lives of young people all across the City of Boston,” said Mayor Walsh. “Through our continued efforts, we hope to reach even more people who are willing to invest themselves and ensure that every young person has access to these empowering relationships.”

Mass Mentoring Partnership is helping Mayor Walsh to connect volunteer mentors with mentoring opportunities by referring them to partner mentoring programs across the city, who then match the adults with young people waiting for mentors. To learn more about the Mayor’s Mentoring Movement, visit: bostonmentors.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter: #BostonMentors.

“We want to thank our mentoring program partners for all of their work to achieve this exciting milestone,” said Marty Martinez, President & CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership. “These empowering youth-adult relationships can help young people reach their full potential and strengthen our community.” 

Mentors encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, and academic achievement. They foster confidence in young people that allows them to be the best version of themselves, and more productive members of society. The impact of a caring adult’s dedication and care can lift youth off of a bad path and place them on a road to success. 

ABOUT MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to strengthen communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 250 mentoring programs and youth development organizations statewide supporting 33,000 youth in caring relationships.

www.massmentors.org