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

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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

2019 State of Mentoring in Virginia: Survey Results

2019 State of Mentoring in Virginia: Survey Results

Throughout 2019, MENTOR Virginia distributed surveys to mentoring programs across Virginia to develop a snapshot of trends, needs, and challenges of mentoring in Virginia’s communities. In celebration of National Mentoring Month this January, we are pleased to release...

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This January, Celebrate National Mentoring Month

This January, Celebrate National Mentoring Month

At MENTOR Virginia, we love the month of January because it's National Mentoring Month, a celebration of the power of youth mentoring that is celebrated around the United States. There are lots of ways to get involved in and celebrate National Mentoring Month. Here...

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