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Mentoring Working Groups: Now Enrolling New Members

Mentoring Working Groups: Now Enrolling New Members

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...

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Keep Calm and Care for Others

Keep Calm and Care for Others

“I always try to remember that I’ll be the best me I can be if I prioritize myself.” – Michelle Obama Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware, and it’s something each of us is capable of practicing in our lives at any age. We live in a highly...

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Now Open: Applications for Hosting a VISTA!

Now Open: Applications for Hosting a VISTA!

Are you a youth-serving organization looking to build capacity for your mentoring program? Could your mentoring program benefit from having a volunteer who works full-time for 12 months to develop organizational systems and drive improved youth outcomes? Then becoming...

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Program Spotlight: Casa Chirilagua

Program Spotlight: Casa Chirilagua

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, 2020 was a year in which unprecedented challenge spurred incredible adaptability for Casa Chirilagua, a faith-based Christian non-profit in Alexandria, VA. Casa Chirilagua works with a small staff and over 100 volunteers to...

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Opportunities: National Mentoring Month 2021

Opportunities: National Mentoring Month 2021

January is National Mentoring Month! In celebration, MENTOR Virginia is offering and elevating several opportunities for mentoring programs. Learn more and get involved below. Two Free Virtual Trainings In honor of National Mentoring Month, MENTOR Virginia is hosting...

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Statewide Peer-Learning Opportunity

Statewide Peer-Learning Opportunity

Of the 47 programs that completed our recent survey measuring the prevalence of e-mentoring in Virginia, 68% reported having interest in joining e-mentoring working groups with similar programs. To meet this need for dedicated spaces in which programs can accelerate...

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E-Mentoring Survey Results

In late July, we launched a survey to measure the prevalence of e-mentoring in Virginia. We’re happy to share the results of that survey with you!

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Survey of E-Mentoring in Virginia

Survey of E-Mentoring in Virginia

To help us better meet the needs of our network of mentoring programs across Virginia, we’ve launched the first ever statewide survey designed to measure the prevalance of e-mentoring. This time last year, only a handful of programs in our state were using e-mentoring...

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Taking Action

Taking Action

Our communities are engaged in a battle to dismantle racism and systemic oppression, and our young people are on the front lines fighting for their lives to matter. We must take action to end racism and racist power. MENTOR Virginia stands in solidarity with the Black...

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AmeriCorps Week: Reflections on Service

AmeriCorps Week: Reflections on Service

AmeriCorps Week is March 8th-14th! MENTOR Virginia has been celebrating by featuring one of our VISTA Members each day on our Facebook page, spotlighting the incredible work that they are doing to build capacity for our partner mentoring programs across Virginia. We...

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