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

E-Mentoring Survey Results

Utilize our collection of resources on E-Mentoring and mentoring in the time of coronavirus for more information. A huge thank-you to all 47 of the mentoring programs in Virginia who completed the survey and shared your fall mentoring plans with us!

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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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