Bucks, City of Milwaukee and MPS create new mentoring organization

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Bucks, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools are partnering to spearhead a transformative new organization: MENTOR Greater Milwaukee (MGM).

MENTOR Greater Milwaukee will increase existing mentoring programs’ capacity, provide technical assistance and training, raise awareness for the need of mentors and determine how everyone can work together to help ensure positive outcomes for Milwaukee’s youth.

“In late 2014, the NBA partnered with MENTOR and made a commitment to help recruit 25,000 new mentors over five years,” said Bucks President Peter Feigin. “Incredibly, the NBA family hit that mark in 18 months and then doubled their commitment. The Milwaukee Bucks are huge believers in the power of mentoring, because the data shows that mentoring works. We know that the best work is done in partnership, and that is why we are eager to collaborate with the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools to help launch MGM, which will work to ensure that all youth in Milwaukee have access to a quality mentor or mentoring program.”

“The City of Milwaukee is pleased to announce MENTOR Greater Milwaukee, a partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Public Schools, which will work to increase the number of mentors to benefit our young people,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Mentorship is an important way to connect our youth with someone who can guide them, keep them engaged and invest in their futures.”

The organization is looking for an Executive Director. They are searching for a "visionary who understands Milwaukee’s youth mentoring landscape, who is a collaborative and strategic leader that is able to balance “big picture” thinking with the administrative know-how of a results-oriented manager and has a track record of building partnerships and community collaboration."

Anyone interested in applying can click here.

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