july is career readiness Month

MENTOR Virginia’s mission is to foster quality mentoring relationships that empower, elevate, and encourage young people.

a mentor and mentee talking to each other in a mechanical workshop

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.

Free Workshop Series on the EEP

Join MENTOR Virginia starting in July for a free 8-part interactive workshop series on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.

How Can MENTOR Virginia Help Me?

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Mentor Stories

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 …

Mentor Stories

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.

Our Mission

MENTOR Virginia’s mission is to foster quality mentoring relationships that empower, elevate, and encourage young people.

Mentoring Matters

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

Call for Proposals: The 2021 Power of Mentoring Summit

Call for Proposals: The 2021 Power of Mentoring Summit

MENTOR Virginia is pleased to present the 2021 Power of Mentoring Summit, a virtual event that will offer opportunities to network with and learn from youth development and mentoring program professionals. As the leading resource for mentoring programs across the...

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Free 8-Part EEP Workshop Series: Registration is Open!

Free 8-Part EEP Workshop Series: Registration is Open!

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...

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