News & Events

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...

Youth Day at the Capitol: March 29th, 2016

April 15, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 was Youth Day at the Capitol (YDAC) , an event organized for young people to engage with policy in Minnesota. #YDAC16 took place at the Wilder Center and over 225 participants. After a kick-off rally with interactive questions, conversations with Representative Mariani and Secretary of...

Staff Spotlight: MPM’s Director of Program Services, Carolyn Scherer

March 9, 2016

If you have completed an NMRC project lately, you have likely benefited from the wealth of knowledge Carolyn Scherer, MPM’s Director of Program Services, brings on the topic of quality mentoring practices. This Staff Spotlight gets to know our newest staff member here at MPM: her work, her inspirations,...

Mentoring in the News: Children and Youth Issues Briefing

February 29, 2016

On Thursday, February 18, three MPM staff attended the 2016 Children and Youth Issues Briefing hosted by the Start Early Funders Coalition.  The event brought together advocates, thought leaders and nonprofits from across that state to highlight the progress that has been made in the realms of early education,...

Quality Corner: What Does Youth-Initiated Mentoring Mean for Mentoring Programs?

February 25, 2016

Only 4% of youth 8-18 had a formal mentor according to The Mentoring Effect. Most young people access mentorship through teachers, school counselors, coaches, and neighbors. Formal mentoring programs are unable to serve every child and may not reach every community equally. During the National Mentoring Summit I attended...

Mentoring in the News / Staff Spotlight

February 4, 2016

Happy February!  Last week, most of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) staff was traveling for the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C.  As a result, we are giving you two blog posts instead of one!  #score! As you may have heard, January was National Mentoring Month (NMM). January is...

Quality Corner: Go-To Blogs and Newsletters for Mentoring Programs

January 25, 2016

Quality Corner is a monthly space for MPM to share new research, resources, and ideas for program quality and development. These posts can range from a new perspective to think about and discuss with your staff to a helpful resource or tip you can incorporate into your everyday work. For the...