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The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
Advocating, Educating and Setting Quality Standards

The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) builds and elevates the capacity of programs, systems and policies to strengthen youth mentoring relationships.

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Gain access to valuable resources, including new tools, grant announcements, event information, and mentor recruitment opportunities. Register your Minnesota youth mentoring program today!
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What's New

Joellen Gonder-Spacek 20 Years Strong! Two Exciting Transitions at MPM
The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) is excited to announce two exciting transitions. After 20 years of service as MPM's founding Executive Director, Joellen Gonder-Spacek will be providing leadership to the mentoring field on the national level. Starting January 1, 2015, Joellen will serve as the Senior Director of Partnerships for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. In Joellen's new role, she will lend her expertise to support the growth of existing Mentoring Partnership organizations and lead the expansion of new statewide Mentoring Partnership initiatives. With 30 years of combined experience in nonprofit management and fundraising with the United Way of Minneapolis and the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, Joellen's expertise will be extremely valuable to ensure that support systems on the statewide level are available to mentoring programs across the country.

Mai-Anh Kapanke The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota's Board of Directors is also excited to announce that MPM Associate Director, Mai-Anh Kapanke, has been selected to serve as the organization's new Executive Director effective January 1, 2015. Mai-Anh has been with the organization for nine years and served as the Vice President of Marketing and Public Policy in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2010.



 2015 National Mentoring Month
January is National Mentoring Month
Each January, our nation celebrates National Mentoring Month (NMM). This month-long media and outreach campaign focuses on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors and assure brighter futures for our young people. Learn more...
The Mentoring Effect The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring
Young people experience significant positive life outcomes related to academics, community involvement and leadership, and career development when they are mentored, according to a new report released today. The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring, the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of mentoring, examines the mentoring effect on youth, their aspirations and achievements and the community around them; however, it also highlights a substantial mentoring gap that exists in America, especially for at-risk youth. Learn more.
PR Toolkit
Tell Your Story and Be Heard. PR Toolkit Now Available!
MPM has worked with the PR firm, Weber Shandwick, to create a thorough PR Toolkit for every user, no matter how much (or little) experience you may have working with the media, to leverage effective media strategies. Learn more about the PR Toolkit and begin to download templates here.
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series Webinar Series
MPM is working with other mentoring organizations across the country on the 2015 Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which brings you a FREE webinar every month focusing on practice, research and innovation in the youth mentoring field. The subject of the February 19th, 2015 will be "Using Research to Inform Your Mentoring Program."
 Screening Applicant for Effectiveness SAFE Training
Screening Applicants for Effectiveness (SAFE) is a recently added training opportunity that includes the latest in child molestation research, wisdom from decades of experience with screening volunteers, and recommendations from leading experts on child exploitation.
New Funding Announcements
MPM regularly posts new funding opportunities on the News and Funding Announcements page.  Log in for access.  Are you from a Minnesota youth mentoring program that doesn't have a registration ID and password yet?  Register to receive access.

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