National Quality Mentoring System

step 1 NQMS badgeThe National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS) provides a structured, systematic process for assessing the quality of a mentoring program’s practices in alignment with the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. NQMS gives youth mentoring programs a meaningful indicator of quality and lends credibility to individual programs to help them attract resources and support. It also helps families and volunteers feel confident about participating in a mentoring program that meets national quality standards.

How NQMS Works

More Information About NQMS

Click the images below to learn more about engaging in the National Quality Mentoring System through MENTOR Virginia, including information on benefits, program readiness, quality badges, and how the process works.

MENTOR Virginia’s Quality Partners

Quality Partners are formal mentoring programs and organizations that have participated in the National Quality Mentoring System within the past three years and have demonstrated adherence to quality standards.

CAREing Mentors Program

Casa Chirilagua

Girls with Goals Alliance

Little Lights Christian Mentoring Program

Rise Together

SOHO: Space of Her Own, Alexandria