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Big Names at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mentoring Conference

May 11, 2011

From motivational speakers to public officials, local celebrities to national research experts,The Minnesota Mentoring Conference has a history of impressive keynote speakers.   In 2002,Twin Cities media legend Don Shelby graced the conference stage.  In 2004, it was Dr. Susan Weinberger – aka Dr. Mentor.  In 2009, Dr. Michael Karcher...

Fashion Shows to Health Fairs: Creative Events from Mentoring Programs

April 12, 2011

I am always impressed with the creative variety of events that mentoring programs hold.  Here are three upcoming events we’ve heard about from programs we work with – read on for inspiration, and maybe even something to put on your calendar! Kids ‘n Kinship – Fashionista’s Favorites Fashion Show...

Webinars, Webinars and More Webinars

April 11, 2011

Free webinars are a great professional development opportunity, especially when resources are short…as seems to often be the case.  The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota and our partner organizations are offering a plethora of free webinars in the coming months.  Read below to see if any of the soonest ones...

Town Hall Invitation: Student Support from the Business Community

April 7, 2011

Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, Waiting for “Superman,” kick-started a national conversation about major flaws in the American public education system, and Participant Media wants to keep that conversation going. The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota is working with Participant Media to make sure you are invited to this important discussion (see...

Save Service District Day

March 1, 2011

Last Friday, February 25, was “Save Service District Day”, a national effort to mobilize citizens to visit their legislators in support of AmeriCorps and other national service programs operated by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). In case you haven’t heard yet, on February 19, the House...

MPM is Coast to Coast this Week

January 27, 2011

Between the National Mentoring Summit in Washington DC Tuesday, the Friends for Youth Conference in California today and Friday, and those of us holding down the fort in frosty old Minnesota, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) staff are spanning the country this week. Washington D.C. – National Mentoring Summit...

Thank Your Mentor Day: MPM Staff Thanks Mentors, Too

January 24, 2011

Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 25 – is Thank Your Mentor Day.  In honor of the occasion, some Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota staffers wanted to thank their own mentors: “As an immigrant youth growing up in Michigan, I had many mentors who not only cared for me, but my entire...

MENTOR Minute: First Lady, Cabinet Members, to Speak at Mentoring Summit

January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011 – First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will provide the keynote address at the first National Mentoring Summit January 25 at The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Summit, titled “Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring,” brings together leading...

Free Screening of Waiting for “Superman”

January 18, 2011

The Emmet County Mentoring Program has arranged a free screening of the award-winning film Waiting for “Superman” for all school administrators and mentoring programs.  The free showing will take place at 1:00pm on January 21 at Grand 3 Theatres in Estherville, Iowa, just south of the Minnesota border.  Please...

Thank Your Mentor on January 25

January 13, 2011

January 25 is Thank Your Mentor Day, part of the 10th Annual National Mentoring Month! On Tuesday, January 25, please take a minute or two to thank your mentors.  Here are three easy ways to express your appreciation: Write a sentence of thanks and tag your mentors in your...