News & Events

New Logo, New Name, Same Mission!

September 27, 2017

The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota is now MENTOR Minnesota! Dear Friends, It is with great excitement that the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota announces our brand refresh to showcase how we have evolved as an organization over the past 22 years. The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota is now doing business...

2016 Mentoring Caucus: Thank You!

September 29, 2016

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 the importance of believing in youth as the key...

State of Mentoring Survey: Help MPM Record!

August 9, 2016

  The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) is in the middle of collecting The State of Mentoring in Minnesota survey results. If you have not signed up for the survey please do so on MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership which is managing the survey for MPM. It will be open...

Mentoring 365: MN State Policy Debrief 2016, SF 1017

June 10, 2016

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 youth through graduation, of which mentoring (both formal and...

MPM Staff Spotlight: Nicki Patnaude

May 16, 2016

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

Youth Day at the Capitol: March 29th, 2016

April 15, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 was Youth Day at the Capitol (YDAC) , an event organized for young people to engage with policy in Minnesota. #YDAC16 took place at the Wilder Center and over 225 participants. After a kick-off rally with interactive questions, conversations with Representative Mariani and Secretary of...

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

March 9, 2016

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 staff member here at MPM: her work, her inspirations,...

Mentoring in the News: Children and Youth Issues Briefing

February 29, 2016

On Thursday, February 18, three MPM staff attended the 2016 Children and Youth Issues Briefing hosted by the Start Early Funders Coalition.  The event brought together advocates, thought leaders and nonprofits from across that state to highlight the progress that has been made in the realms of early education,...