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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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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