News & Events

Press Release – Jess Anna Glover is new Executive Director of MENTOR Minnesota

July 9, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – July 9, 2018 – MENTOR Minnesota (MMN) is excited to welcome Jess Anna Glover as our new Executive Director effective July 9, 2018. Most recently, Jess Anna has spent more than a decade as a passionate advocate for student-focused public education policy and educators as an attorney....

Transition at MENTOR Minnesota – A message from our Board Chairs

May 2, 2018

When you mix extreme gratitude with sadness, the taste is always described as bittersweet. Saying farewell to Mai-Anh Kapanke as she leaves MENTOR Minnesota (MMN) after 12 years is a bittersweet moment for all of us. Mai-Anh has accepted the role of Executive Director with The Sanneh Foundation (TSF)....

Event: Critical Mentoring in Real Life

January 8, 2018

Mentoring is a “go-to” strategy for improving the educational, career and life trajectories of youth, but a critical perspective is often missing. Can mentoring program researchers and practitioners be truly effective in meeting the needs of youth of color without critical discussions and theories informing that research and practice?...

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...