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QMAP Resource Corner: Exit Interviews with Mentees

August 7, 2013

Findings from the Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP) process offer MPM new information about challenges mentoring program staff face as they balance the pursuit of quality with managing the day-to-day functions of their program. From data gathered through QMAP assessments of Minnesota mentoring programs during 2012, one area programs may overlook...

Farewell from Ashley Bemmels

August 7, 2013

I was a camp counselor in the summer of 2009, and it was the second to last day of camp when I asked one of the 9-year old campers, “Are you excited to go home?” The wise camper said something along the lines of “I am excited to go...

Child Sexual Abuse: It is time to talk about it

July 18, 2013

“If you read this book on the plane, I swear no one will talk to you.”  Turns out the author of SAFE: Guidelines to Prevent Child Molestation in Mentoring and Youth Serving Organizations was right.  As I boarded the plane to California to become a certified trainer in Screening...

Field Testing the QMAP

June 12, 2013

As more Minnesota mentoring programs participate in evaluating and improving their implementation of best practices through the Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP®), MPM has fielded many requests from programs beyond our state about accessing the QMAP process. At the same time, questions have arisen about similarities and differences between...

QMAP Resource Corner: Match Agreements

May 8, 2013

Findings from the Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP®) process have provided MPM with new insights into issues mentoring programs face as they work to advance quality in their programs while also managing day-to-day functions of mentoring initiatives.  One operational area that programs may overlook is developing match agreements –...

QMAP Resource Corner: The Issue of Evaluation

April 11, 2013

Findings from MPM’s Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP®) process have provided MPM with new insights into issues mentoring programs face as they work to advance quality in their programs while also managing the day-to-day management of mentoring initiatives.  From data gathered through QMAP assessments of Minnesota mentoring programs during...

QMAP Resource Corner: Strategic Planning

March 14, 2013

As more mentoring programs use MPM’s Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP®) process, MPM is learning more about how programs are striving to upgrade their management, operations and evaluation practices. More importantly, we are learning about the areas that present the greatest challenges to mentoring programs, and exploring new ways...

Farewell from April Riordan, Director of Training & Community Partnerships

November 1, 2012

It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota.  I will miss the smart, passionate and fun people I’ve had the pleasure of working with for six and a half years but am excited about the new opportunity ahead. Some of the...

Creating the Win-Win

September 17, 2012

Our guest blogger is Courtney KcKeown, National Partnership Specialist for iMentor. McKeown will be co-presenting the workshop “Creating the Win-Win: Offering Students Better Services Through Join Programming” at the 13th annual Minnesota Mentoring Conference on October 15th. Acceptance letters are piling up for College Possible senior, Maleni.  Her mentor,...