The Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a coalition that advocates for youth mentoring and the activities of its member agencies, implemented its first community-wide mentor recruitment campaign during the month of August. The objective of the campaign is to increase awareness of the range of mentoring opportunities available through different organizations and address common misconceptions about eligibility, time commitment and other possible deterrents to becoming involved. Their new website is live in conjunction with the campaign in order to provide potential volunteers with information, resources, and referrals.
Supported by $20,000 in activation grants, MMP’s member organizations also executed individual, customized promotional activities as part of the comprehensive campaign. MMP member agencies include 100 Black Men, Ally Mentoring Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, Girls Inc. Pathfinder, Hope Center for Kids, Kids Can, Ollie Webb Center, Inc., Partnership 4 Kids, Release Ministries, TeamMates Mentoring Program, and Youth Emergency Services (YES).
The Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP), based in Omaha, Nebraska, was created in 1999 to improve the number and quality of mentoring programs available to local youth. MMP is a nonprofit organization that receives funding support from Building Bright Futures and the City of Omaha. The Midlands Mentoring Partnership is made up of partner member organizations, candidacy member organizations, and a variety of supporters. For more information, visit www.MentorOmahaNow.org.