RYC Celebrates National Mentor Month

A mix of R.E.A.L. Youth Connections’ mentors and board members January is the perfect month to acknowledge and thank a mentor. Why? Because January is National Mentor Month (NMM). Back in 2002, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR (National Mentoring Partnership) founded NMM. Why they picked January, I’m not sure, but … Read more

Loneliness: An Epidemic of Our Times?

There is a growing epidemic of loneliness in the world today. As the aftereffects of the pandemic linger on, many continue to feel isolated and cut off from meaningful personal interactions. But what is the answer to reversing this toxic trend? The U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, says, “If we fail to build more connected … Read more

2023 Rich Reardon Mentorship Award

[by Jake Milano] It was in the fall of 2016, when Mike Sanford and I approached Terry Ingano, who was, at the time, Superintendent of Schools for Clinton, Mass., about setting up a group mentoring program for middle school boys in Clinton. Terry embraced the idea and opened the door for us to put the … Read more

Mass Mentoring Partnership’s Regional Networking Event

[by Nate Rollins] Thursday, February 16th was the regional networking event for Central Mass sponsored by Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a non-profit organization in Boston. The meeting was held at the YWCA in Worcester. There were about 15 attendees representing about 10 different organizations. One organization was grassroots, 100% volunteer, with around a dozen people … Read more