Category Archives: Blog

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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The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition

September 2015 marked the much anticipated release of The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition (EEP). A publication of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the EEP details research-informed and practitioner-approved standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. There are six standards that are evidence-based and intended to be…
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6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon Recap

    Mentors, program providers, business leaders and elected officials arrived at the CenturyLink on August 3rd for MMP’s 6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon. All of the guests in the audience attended the event with one goal—to celebrate the best of youth mentoring in the Omaha community.  KETV News Watch Seven First News anchor John…
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MMP Featured in Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald staff writer, Nancy Gaarder, wrote a great article on Midlands Mentoring Partnership's annual mentoring awareness luncheon and mentoring. Check out the article here!
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6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon

Please join us for our 6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon!  Monday, August 3, 2015 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CenturyLink Center | Omaha, NE MMP's Annual Awareness Luncheon will reach a wider audience to raise the discussion level about positive youth development across many community sectors. With this and other MMP events, the expectation is to…
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National Volunteer Month Has Arrived!

Volunteer [vol-uh n-teer]; a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a time when we celebrate and acknowledge all of the work that volunteers do year-round for our organizations. Many of us have had the privilege of working with—or being, a volunteer.  This month, organizations all across the nation will recognize those that have taken the…
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Take Time to Thank Your Mentor

As National Mentoring Month comes to an end, we want you to take a moment and think about the people that have mentored you in your lifetime. Maybe they were a traditional match through an organization. Maybe a next door neighbor from your childhood or a coach. Each person that comes to mind is someone…
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January Proclaimed National Mentoring Month in Nebraska

January marked the start of National Mentoring Month. Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention 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…
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National Mentoring Month

Across the country, January is known as National Mentoring Month. January is a great time to re-assess your commitments and considering giving back to your community in the form of youth mentoring!  This year’s slogan – Be Someone Who Matters To Someone Who Matters – encompasses the true meaning and power of mentoring relationships.  A…
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