Pride mentoring Month

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

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

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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