MMP Youth Leadership Council Application
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts. Mentoring and youth development programs’ voices are vital in helping MMP raise awareness about the role that empowering youth-adult relationships play in addressing systemic social problems and garner support at the local, state and federal levels of government. By familiarizing yourself with the steps of the state budget process, learning about policies and initiatives related to mentoring, and building relationships with your community’s legislators and other public officials, you can play a critical role in ensuring that the needs of the field are heard – and met.

The Youth Leadership Council at Mass Mentoring works to bring together youth voice from across the state of Massachusetts in an effort to enable students with greater skills, knowledge, and opportunity to advocate for mentoring resources and critical policy initiatives that affect their schools and communities. By first analyzing and reflecting on their own strengths, students will create and implement a plan of action to spread awareness on a greater need for mentoring support and resources within their schools and communities.

MMP is looking for three to four Boston-based youth to serve as the first MMP Youth Leadership Council. The commitment is 1.5 hours a week from the middle of March to the end of June. Meetings will take place at the MMP's Boston office in Chinatown. Council members will receive a stipend.

Responsibilities and expectations include:

- Attending and actively participating in weekly meetings
- Working to understand how personal experiences are related to Massachusetts policy
- Completing a short field research project to be completed the week after April break
- Choosing a public relations project to work on (Op-ed, PSA, meeting with a legislator, etc.)
- Planning and executing a peer workshop to share what they have learned through the programi

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Name *
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Preferred Name or Nickname
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Neighborhood *
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High School *
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Are you involved in a mentoring program?
If yes to the above, what is the name?
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Grade *
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Cell Phone Number
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What is your favorite part about your community or school?
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What are your greatest strengths? Why?
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Describe one way you want to help better your community or school.
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What is your definition of a mentor?
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How would more mentoring opportunities for youth help strengthen your school or community?
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Why do you want to be part of the Youth Leadership Council for Mass Mentoring Partnership?
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