Racial Justice and Cultural Responsiveness
MENTOR Virginia has gathered a collection of resources that may be helpful for program staff, mentors, families, and other stakeholders.
Community Coffee Hour Series
Join your mentoring program staff peers from around Virginia each month for conversations designed to elevate and advance our collective work.
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Joe and Robin
As a young inner-city child in a single-parent household, Joe was one of many young people facing an opportunity gap – as he describes it, “the odds were …
Christina and Elaine
Elaine met Christina when she was in the first grade, 17 years ago. Christina was incredibly shy and anxious. Elaine, who never had a daughter, wasn’t sure how Christina might respond to …
Every Young Person Who Needs A Mentor Should Have One
MENTOR Virginia is an anchor organization that promotes effective youth mentoring by increasing the capacity and sustainability of mentoring programs, and providing resources to support the mentoring field throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
MENTOR Virginia’s mission is to foster quality mentoring relationships that empower, elevate, and encourage young people.
Who do you turn to? 9 million young people in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices that lead up to life’s big decisions without enough guidance and support – the kind most of us count on. Every young person should have someone to turn to.
In the News
Join MENTOR Virginia for a free 8-part interactive workshop series on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, which are the research-informed and practitioner-approved standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and impactful...
Great Expectations is a statewide program for students who are either current or former foster youth between the ages of 16 and 24, providing students with specialized advising and guidance through their college experience. Students in this program have the...
Unprecedented Challenges Call for Innovative Solutions Back in July 2020, MENTOR Virginia conducted a survey to measure how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting mentoring programs across the state. The results showed that 77% of the 47 programs surveyed, all of whom...