For the third year in a row, the Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and the 12 member agencies that make up the partnership came together to announce the 2013 Mentor of the Year and the 2013 Mentor Advocate of the Year.

The awards for Mentor of the Year and Business/Advocate of the Year were presented at a luncheon during the Omaha Mentoring Summit. The annual Mentoring Summit was  held on January 31st, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Omaha.

Mentor of the Year was Tess Larson, a mentor with the “Pathfinders” program at Girls Inc. in Omaha.

Mentor Advocate of the Year was the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) as a corporate partner to the mentoring organization Partnership 4 Kids (P4K).  The 2012-13 school year marks the 6th year that over sixty OPPD employees have committed to mentoring deserving P4K students.

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is a 12-member collaboration designed to raise public awareness of and support for high-quality youth mentoring programs by improving youth mentoring through education, best practices and resource-sharing, increasing the capacity of mentoring programs in recruiting/retaining more mentors and carrying out recommendations made by the Building Bright Futures Task Force.

For more information about Midlands Mentoring Partnership, please call (402) 715-4175 or visit: