News & Events

New Study About the Benefits of School-Based Mentoring

March 18, 2010

A recent study by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that children who participate in school-based mentoring programs experience a positive impact on classroom behavior, including self-control skills such as anger management.  Read more…

MENTOR President and CEO Joins Board of College Success Foundation

March 10, 2010

MENTOR President and CEO, Dr. Larry Wright, has been announced as a new board member for the College Success Foundation (CSF).  CSF strives to open educational opportunities for low-income communities by helping at-risk, high-potential students get to college with both academic and financial support, as well as college readiness...

Executive Youth Board – Off to a Great Start

March 3, 2010

This is an exciting year of transition for the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s Executive Youth Board (EYB), as we welcome many new faces, ideas, and projects to the group! On Sunday February 21st, the EYB held their first meeting of the year. In the spirit of transition, the EYB...

MENTOR Minute – President Obama Signs SafetyNET Extension

March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010:  President Obama has signed into law the bill to extend the Child Safety Pilot, SafetyNET – the program that allows mentoring organizations to conduct fingerprint-based criminal background checks on potential mentors through the FBI’s master criminal record database in a cost-effective and timely way. MENTOR now...

Minnesota Schools Get Innovative Supporting Young People in Math

February 18, 2010

Edina High School is one of a few high schools in the state who are trying an innovative new teaching method to improve STEM education.  That method is offering E-math classes, a computer-based approach to teaching students who are at-risk of failing math graduation standards tests.   The classes...

Mentoring Advocate Joe Mauer: American Hero

February 3, 2010

The Bleacher Report has published an article titled, “Why Joe Mauer, Not Derek Jeter, Should be America’s Most Popular Player.”  That alone is enough to make any Minnesotan’s chest swell with pride.  The article goes on to explain that part of what makes the uber-talented hometown hero so great...

“Fall in Love with Mentoring” Event to be Hosted by Minnapolis CARES

January 29, 2010

The Minneapolis CARES Mentoring Movement invites you to Fall in Love with Mentoring!  Come to the atrium of the IDS tower in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, February 12 for live music followed by Minneapolis CARES mentoring information tables. Invite your friends to do the same! *Downtown Business Competition!* The...

The White House Gives Boost to National Mentoring Efforts

January 26, 2010

The following is a press release that was issued by the White House on January 20; the event can be watched at http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/celebrating-national-mentoring-month. Washington, DC (Jan. 20, 2010) – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will give a tremendous boost today to the national movement to recruit volunteer mentors...

Kids ‘n Kinship Wins Touchstone Energy Community Award

January 11, 2010

Kids ‘n Kinship of Apple Valley was recently named the local 2009 Touchstone Energy Community Award Winner by the Dakota Electric Association.  The award is given to organizations for outstanding contributions to the community, and winners receive $500, a plaque, and consideration for the statewide award.  Read more…

Annexstad Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Mentees

January 8, 2010

The Annexstad Family Foundation has a scholarship program for eligible high school seniors who have ever been mentees in participating Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. MPM Executive Youth Board member David Moreno was awarded the scholarship and is now a freshman at the University of Minnesota. The Annexstad Foundation...