Maggie Lapan

Mags on the Run for the Mass Mentoring Partnership Boston Marathon 2013 Team

Maggie Lapan 's fundraiser for MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP INC

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Mateo: My 2nd year Mentee from the Timilty Middle School & Simmons College Promising Pals Partnership

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My 3rd year Mentee from the Timilty Middle School & Simmons College Promising Pals Partnership

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Me and Jose from Best Buddies 2007, my 1st Red Sox game ever

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1st time marathoner in record breaking heat!

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The starting line

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2012 Run to Remember 5 miler

Running Hopkinton to Boston again--- because improving the odds of young people, 1 mile at a time is that much fun!

I am dedicated to leveling out the playing field for kids from at-risk communities through being an ambassador for mentoring. My mentoring background includes being a "Mentor" at Strong Women Strong Girls, a "Pal" at the Timility Middle School Promising Pen-Pals Program (currently still writing letters!), and lastly but definitely not least - "Buddy" for Best Buddies. I'm very passionate about the difference you can make in someone's life by being a mentor, pal, or buddy to them.

All of these different titles are in my past but connect to my present. For the 2nd year in a row, I am a charity runner for the Mass Mentoring Partnership. I run to serve. I run for something better for someone else. And I love it.

I appreciate you supporting both my cause and of course my training efforts.

To learn more about the ins-and-outs of this journey visit my training blog:


Q: What makes the Mass Mentoring Partnership so important?

A: MMP helps to support and expand quality youth mentoring in Massachusetts!

180+outstanding programs funded

*In 2011, there are approximately 2,700 children on program waiting lits in need of a mentor and the average time spent on waiting lists is a minimum of 6-12 months due to an inadequate number of volunteers.

*50% of youth in Massachusetts who drop out of high school come from low-income families and research demonstrates that mentoring has significant positive effects on two early indicates of high school dropouts- high levels of absenteeism and recurring behavior problems.

*Within the 10 largest urban communities in Massachusetts there are over 52,000 young people living in single-parent households and in poverty. These kids need the guidance of a mentor to reach their dreams.

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Organization Information

105 Chauncy St
Ste 300 Boston, MA 02111


Mass Mentoring Partnership is fueling the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across MA.

EIN: 223207958

Reports: Guidestar

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