Providing a Road
Map for Success

Every young person in Virginia who needs a mentor will have a trained mentor.

Racial Justice and Cultural Responsiveness Resources

A collection of resources that may be helpful for program staff, stakeholders, and families.

Spring Event – MENTOR Virginia’s Day of Well-being

Join us for a day of mindfulness, meditation, and movement in partnership with BareSOUL Yoga and Wellness.  

E-Mentoring Resources
and Programs

Upcoming opportunities, resources for virtual curriculums, developing & implementation …

How Can MENTOR Virginia Help Me?

I want to find or become a mentor

I want to improve
our program

I want to register for a training

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

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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