Upcoming Events

Community Gatherings This Spring/Summer

Mentoring Positives, Darbo Council, Neighborhood Resource Team and other partners are looking forward to our spring and summer events. More info to come on upcoming events

  • Family Fun Nights
  • Parks Alive
  • Darbo Peace Walk
  • Darbo Pantry Project
  • Darbo Worthington Community Bike Rides
Upcoming Events

Founder Will Green 2023 Hearts at Work: Best of Madison Business Honoree

Mentoring Positives Executive Director Will Green says he is an entrepreneur first and foremost. “I view myself as a risk-taker,” says Green. “You don’t know if it’s going to work, but you have to [put] some heart into it.” All six of Madison Magazine’s 2023 Best of Madison Business honorees are entrepreneurs and risk-takers to varying degrees; indeed, all business people are.


The Big Share March 7, 2023

Mentoring Positives moving into new space.

Muriel’s Place

We are moving into the new Ella Apartment’s complex on the lower level. We’re so grateful to be in our new production/restaurant kitchen! 👨🏾‍🍳  We are naming the space Muiel’s Place after our founders late mom Muriel Pipkins. We’re building our Off The Block salsa and pizza inventory and getting ready to open to the public soon! Stay tuned for more info! 🍕

Donations to help support our youth programs can be made at:

Upcoming Events

Off the Block: Summer Interns Perfecting Pizza

Our Off the Block summer interns have been hard at work! These 12 young people have been spending time at the FEED Kitchens developing the perfect recipe for Off the Block pizza, creating a marketing plan for salsa, and tending to our home-grown basil at the Mentoring Positives clubhouse.

Chef Thony of Cafe Costa Rica works with the interns at the FEED Kitchens

An important part of the internship program is connecting students with professionals in the community. In July, the group visited the FEED Kitchens to learn culinary skills from chef Thony of Cafe Costa Rica. Mentors like Thony teach real-world business skills and provide positive role models for these young people.

Over the course of the summer, each intern will receive 20 hours of training and 90 hours of real-world job experience. Students who successfully complete the internship will also be eligible for Leadership and Employability Certificates from the Department of Public Instruction.

Upcoming Events

The Date Mentoring Positives 14th Anniversary Fundraiser Dec 15th 2018

In honor of Mentoring Positives’ Founder/CEO, Will Green’s mother who succumbed to breast cancer at the young age of 46. The Muriel Pipkins Award is a prestigious honor given to someone that exhibits compassion, empathy, caring, nurturing, integrity and dedication among numerous other great qualities. Ms. Pipkins was a role model and mentor to many in her family and to ordinary people on the streets. She displayed a passion for taking care of people and this is what Mentoring Positives thrives to replicate in our goal of “Impacting kids and families through positive mentoring relationships”.