News & Events

Obama and Pawlenty Issue Proclamations for National Mentoring Month

January 7, 2010

There are a lot of people working to support youth through National Mentoring Month, including such prominent government officials as President Barack Obama and Governor Tim Pawlenty.  Both the White House and the State of Minnesota have issued proclamations declaring that January 2010 is National Mentoring Month.  Go to...

Obama Honors STEM Educators and Mentors

January 7, 2010

At an awards ceremony at the White House on January 6, President Obama honored STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educators and mentors as part of the “Educate to Innovate” campaign. Watch the event here.

Minneapolis CARES Mentoring Movement Highlighted in Star Tribune

January 4, 2010

The Minneapolis CARES launch event last month drew a large crowd, and now it’s drawn the attention of the Star Tribune and its readers. The CARES initiative in Minneapolis will host eight parties in the coming year to recruit mentors, especially those in the African-American community.  Read more…

Fox 9 Features Twin Cities Mentoring

December 18, 2009

Fox 9 News is presenting a half-hour special on mentoring tomorrow morning, December 19th at 8:30am. The special is called Community Connection: Mentoring. Anchor Robyne Robinson will give viewers several reasons to mentor by showcasing two Twin Cities mentor-mentee matches, as well as the Minneapolis CARES initiative. The National...

Glamour Magazine Salutes Mentoring

December 2, 2009

Glamour Magazine’s “31 Days of Giving” says you can make the world a bit better on December 2nd by becoming a mentor! Visit MPM’s Find a Program page to search for a mentoring opportunity that interests you. Glamour also honored its Woman of the Year, Michelle Obama, with a...

Mentoring Spokesperson Joe Mauer Wins MVP

November 24, 2009

Minnesota Twins Catcher Joe Mauer, who is also a mentoring spokesperson through the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM), won the American League Most Valuable Player award almost unanimously Monday. Read more…

Colin Powell on African-American fathers, volunteering

November 6, 2009

(CNN) — On the first anniversary of the historic 2008 election, retired Gen. Colin Powell, the first African-American secretary of state, talks one-on-one with CNN’s Don Lemon for Essence Magazine about the most pressing issues facing black men in the age of President Obama. Don Lemon: President Barack Obama...

Benefit Of A Mentor: Disadvantaged Teens Twice As Likely To Attend College

November 5, 2009

ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2009) Two findings from a new national study reveal the power of mentors, particularly those in the teaching profession: For all teen students, having an adult mentor meant a 50 percent greater likelihood of attending college. For disadvantaged students, mentorship by a teacher nearly doubled the...

MPM’s Facebook Fan Page

October 22, 2009

Become a fan of MPM on Facebook! Join MPM in sharing news and upcoming events. The fan page also provides mentoring programs and advocates with a place to create dialogue and network with peers. Click here or conduct a Facebook search for Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, then select “Become...