September 24, 2017
 
Mass Mentoring Partnership Grants $500K to 31 Nonprofits

September 2, 2017 — Mass Mentoring Partnership, a Boston-based statewide nonprofit that supports and advances youth-adult relationships, yesterday announced that it has awarded $500,000 to 31 nonprofits statewide.

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) said the state cut $25,000 from the Mentoring Matching Grants line item in the current fiscal year, which was made up with private funds.

Receiving the grants were the following:

Western Massachusetts
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County – $23,400
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County – $18,400
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County (CHD) – $25,500
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke – $12,000
  • Railroad Street Youth Project – $14,000
  • Springfield School Volunteers – $26,100
Greater Boston
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay – $26,100
  • Big Sister Association – $22,000
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center – $7,500
  • Boston Part`ners in Education – $7,300
  • Earthen Vessels – $12,700
  • Generations Inc. – $7,300
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters – $5,000
  • Melrose CARES – $8,000
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities – $15,400
  • Silver Lining Mentoring – $12,500
  • South Boston Team – $15,400
Merrimack Valley
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lowell (Community Teamwork) – $18,000
  • Big Friends Little Friends, Merrimack Valley – $26,100
  • Girls Inc. – $22,000
  • RAW Art Works – $7,500
MetroWest
  • African Community Education – $8,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest – $23,400
  • LUK – $12,700
  • Mazie Memorial Foundation Mentoring Program – $19,100
South Coast
  • Associates for Human Services – $10,500
  • Big Friends Little Friends, Fall River – $10,500
  • Brockton Christian Mentoring Initiative – $9,000
  • Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools – $12,000
  • Old Colony YMCA – $12,700
  • SMILES – $14,800
Over the past 17 years, the grant program has supported more than 10,000 mentor matches and, according to MMP, achieved positive outcomes for youth, such as improved attitude towards school and classroom behavior, increases in self confidence, self efficacy, and positive attitudes about the future.

Founded in 1992, MMP today serves 250 mentoring and youth development programs statewide that support 33,000 youth in mentoring relationships.

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