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

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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.

2021 Virtual Conference: November 9th + 10th

MENTOR Virginia is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Virginia Partnership for Out of School Time (VPOST) to present the 2021 Virtual Conference!

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.

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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.

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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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Mentoring Working Groups: Now Enrolling New Members

Mentoring Working Groups: Now Enrolling New Members

Unprecedented Challenges Call for Innovative Solutions Back in July 2020, MENTOR Virginia conducted a survey to measure how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting mentoring programs across the state. The results showed that 77% of the 47 programs surveyed, all of whom...

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