What is March Mentoring Madness?

It’s a fun and friendly fundraising competition between our volunteers that will run from March 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to benefit Boston Public Schools students. Every dollar raised will help us reach this goal. Even a little bit counts!

Why should you participate?

In order to best support students in Boston Public Schools, our programs require the right amount of funding. By participating in March Mentoring Madness, you will help us to expand our programs to reach students who are still waiting to be matched with an academic mentor of their own. Our goal of $15,000 will allow us to match more students with more mentors in the upcoming school year.

How to become a March Mentoring Madness champion:

  1. Set up your fundraising page on our FirstGiving site. This page is where you will direct family, co-workers, and friends to give their support. Get started: https://www.firstgiving.com/bostonpartners/march-mentoring-madness-2018
  2. Review our toolkit which includes tips, ideas, sample emails, and examples of social media posts that will help you raise funds.
  3. Fundraise any way you know how. Post stories about your mentoring experiences on social media and ask for donations. Host a raffle, bar event, 80s music dance party, Game of Thrones trivia night – it’s all fair game, so impress us!

What’s in it for you?

Not only does your participation in March Mentoring Madness help fund academic mentoring programming in the Boston Public schools, it helps build awareness of the need for community involvement. By sharing your experiences during March Mentoring Madness, you will be helping to highlight the benefits that mentorship can have on a child, in addition to strengthening the connection between local communities and their schools.

And what’s a friendly competition without prizes? By participating, you can win fabulous prizes for yourself and your school! Different prizes and ways to win will be announced each week. Our top fundraiser will win 25 books donated by KPMG to the classroom of their choice!



Have questions? Contact Peter Darling via email at peter_darling@bostonpartners.org.