News & Events

More Mauer RBI’s!

June 4, 2009

Joe Mauer is on a roll!  In Tuesday’s game, he had 3 RBI’s and a homer.  For every Mauer RBI, Qwest generously donates to the Mentoring Partnership.  Thanks Joe and Qwest!

Art Buddies Mentoring Brings Out the Wimsy in Kids!

June 1, 2009

Star Tribune business columnist, Neil St. Anthony features mentoring program founder Sue Crolick, a former art director in the Twin Cities. 15 years ago Crolick founded a mentoring program by the name of “Art Buddies,” which has helped develop and inspire many children from poor families in south Minneapolis. Her focus has been...

Kids n’ Kinship Gears Up for its Christian Elder Memorial 900 bike ride.

May 27, 2009

Mentor John Elder and Executive Director of  Kids ‘N Kinship, Jan Belmore, were recently on Showcase Minnesota talking about the Christian Elder Memorial 900 bike ride. Elder coordinates the ride from the Black Hills of South Dakota through Nebraska, finishing with a Welcome Home Celebration at Merchants Bank in Apple Valley. All donations...

Qwest and Twins catcher Joe Mauer Team Up to Support the Mentoring Partnership of MN

May 22, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, May 20, 2009 – Qwest (NYSE: Q) today announced a $10,000 program to benefit the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) through an RBI challenge with Joe Mauer, all-star catcher for the Minnesota Twins. “I’m proud to be back at the plate supporting Qwest and Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota,” said Mauer. “Every...

MPM Executive Director Receives Bush Fellowship Award

May 18, 2009

Congratulations to MPM Executive Director Joellen Gonder-Spacek! Joellen was recently chosen for a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship which allows her to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute in public affairs and non-profit leadership, conduct a research project on leadership in state mentoring partnerships, and reflect, renew,...

Research supports school-based mentoring model

May 14, 2009

Independent Research Shows National Service Program in Twin Cities’ Schools Produces Big Gains in Student Learning Rigorous Study Finds Students with Experience Corps Tutors Make 60% More Progress in Critical Reading Skills than Students without Tutors (Minneapolis, April 8)-Tutoring children in and after school isn’t new, but how much...

Wired for 2020 campaign helps youth explore essential skills in STEM

May 7, 2009

Here’s an excellent article about why today’s youth need to build strong skill sets in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).  With the innovation around technology, today’s youth are going to need to be particularly savvy in STEM no matter what career choice they decide.  One goal of the Mentoring Partnership...

Fox 9′s awesome story about Kids n’ Kinship

May 4, 2009

One Kids n’ Kinship mentor is not letting the downward economy get him down. He’s committed to biking across the country to deliver results by raising money for the organization and making sure every child on the program’s waiting list gets matched with a caring adult role model. Inspiring! Check...