SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE WAKE OF VIOLENCE AND TRAUMA

Episodes of violence and trauma in young people’s communities, especially those that arise from a place of systemic inequality, prejudice and racism, impact young people’s lives in a variety of ways. Mentors are uniquely positioned to help young people process these experiences by providing a space to express their emotions, ask for help, and channel […]

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MMP Summit News

MMP Summit News

Each year, Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) brings hundreds of youth providers, mentoring professionals, mentors, school personnel, community and business leaders, policymakers, and a wide audience together to focus on best practices for youth mentoring and youth development.  The 5th Annual Midlands Mentoring Partnership Summit & Youth Development Luncheon, held on March 19th, 2014, at the […]

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Collective Impact

Collective Impact

By: Whitney Mastin Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is a collective impact organization that works in cooperation with mentoring programs serving the Omaha metropolitan area.  According to John Kania & Mark Kramer in an article titled Collective Impact, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011, “successful Collective Impact initiatives typically have five conditions that […]

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metroMAGAZINE: National Mentoring Month

metroMAGAZINE: National Mentoring Month

Thank you to metroMAGAZINE for highlighting National Mentoring Month and the 5th Annual Mentoring Summit & Youth Development Luncheon. Midlands Mentoring Partnership appreciates the support Omaha gives to quality mentoring efforts. View the 16 page metroMAGAZINE mentoring-focused pull-out here!

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2013 Mentoring Conference Break-Out Recap

Miss a Break Out Session? Don’t Sweat it!  We’ve got speaker bios and presentations galore!   Cultivating Meditation Exercises in your Mentoring Relationship – Led by Aubrey Nye Connecting with Generation iY – Led by Suzanne Whisler, ESU 4 Health Disparities Among Children Raised in Poverty –  Led by Dr. Renaisa Anthony, University of Nebraska Medical Center Turning […]

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2012 Mentoring Conference Break-Out Recap

Miss a break-out session? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got speaker bios and presentation materials galore:   Which youth is mentoring best for? – Led by Dr. Jean Rhodes Talking it Through, Education Skills for Mentors – Led by Education Northwest The Human Resources Side of Working With Youth – Led by One Source & Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands A Thriving […]

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Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth

Mentoring is one of the most popular social interventions in American society, with an estimated three million youth in formal one-to-one relationships. Studies have revealed significant associations between youth involvement in mentoring relationships and positive developmental outcomes. These associations are modest, however, and depend on several intervening processes. Centrally important is the formation of close, enduring connections between mentors and youth that foster […]

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Making A Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters

The past decade has seen widespread enthusiasm for mentoring as a way to address the needs and problems of youth—butno firm evidence that mentoring programs produce results. We now have that evidence. In this report, Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) provides scientifically reliable evidence that mentoring programs can positively affect young people. This evidence derives from research conducted at local affiliates […]

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