News & Events

National Quality Member Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

November 14, 2018

  As the fourth largest agency in one of the oldest and most respected brands in the youth mentoring business, one might wonder why Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region enthusiastically engaged in a thorough quality assessment of their practices called NQMS or the National Quality Mentoring System. CEO...

Thank You for A Powerful 2018 Youth Mentoring Summit!

November 7, 2018

On October 25th, 2018, more than 100 champions for mentoring attended the 2018 Youth Mentoring Summit at the Community College of Philadelphia and presented by Starbucks. Attendees across sectors came together to have a dynamic conversation about the transformational power of mentoring relationships in supporting young people, and the...

10,000 Connections Event with Former Attorney General Eric Holder!

November 1, 2018

On October 24th, MENTOR Independence Region hosted 10,000 Connections Event: Design-Thinking for Community Solutions with a very special guest, Former Attorney General Eric Holder.  It was an exciting evening of brainstorming, strategy, and collaboration to empower the youth present to generate solutions to community issues that matter to them. ...

It’s National Mentoring Month!

January 16, 2018

Mentoring is a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions and connections that lead to improved opportunities. This year we are reflecting on the incredible growth of the mentoring movement, recognizing the real life mentoring relationships that form and thrive each day, and offer opportunities...

A Message from the Executive Director

November 6, 2017

MPRC is now MENTOR Independence Region! New name and branding, same mission. Friends and Colleagues, I’m excited to share that effective September 2017, Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center will become MENTOR Independence Region! As one of nearly 30 affiliates of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership we are re-branding to better reflect...

Partner Spotlight: DREAM Philly

October 5, 2016

Today, we are highlighting The DREAM Program Inc; which is located in three regions (Boston, Vermont, and Philadelphia). Jay MacFadgen, the Program Director of the Philadelphia region, oversees and supports the four Philadelphia mentoring sites. Recently we spoke with Jay to learn more about DREAM Philly. What is the...

Join us in welcoming our newest team member, Unique Saunders!

July 18, 2016

Please join us in welcoming to the MPRC team Unique Saunders, our new Manager of Technical Assistance & Quality! Unique hails from Portland, Oregon and recently earned her Master’s in Public Administration, and has experience as Director of Admissions for a private school in Philadelphia and in community outreach...

MBK Guide for Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color Now Available!

July 15, 2016

Our friends at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership & My Brother’s Keeper Alliance together sponsored the creation of a guidebook, “Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color.” The Guide serves as a supplement for the fourth edition of The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring and includes...

Partner Spotlight: MENTOR – Empowering Returning Citizens through Mentoring

June 26, 2016

We’re thrilled to share the first of many Partner Spotlights, bringing to the forefront the work being done to close the mentoring gap in our service area. In this edition, our focus is on MENTOR (Mentors Empowering Now to Overcome Recidivism). Based in Philadelphia, MENTOR is an initiative of...

Happy Birthday to Us: MPRC Year 1 in Review!

March 31, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since our ribbon cutting ceremony officially launching the Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center (MPRC). What an amazing year it has been. Between hosting mentoring trainings and movie screenings, art contests, convenings, attending national conferences and connecting with over 80 mentoring...