Program Consultation

Mentoring is good, but quality mentoring is better. By committing to quality improvements, programs can nurture stronger, longer lasting, positive mentoring relationships. Through no-cost program consultation (called technical assistance), MENTOR Virginia works with well-established and newly-developing programs to improve their quality and impact.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance (TA) is a one-on-one program consultation service designed for mentoring programs that want to improve the quality of one or more aspects of their mentoring program. TA is made available to youth mentoring programs at no cost through support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

TA can help mentoring programs through:

  • Development/revision of mentor, mentee, or family training materials
  • Guidance on building an effective mentor recruitment plan
  • Creation/revision of mission and vision statements, logic models, and theories of change
  • Development of policies and procedures to support program operations
  • Guidance on building program evaluation strategies that show your program’s impact
  • Assistance planning elements of programming, from mentor screening to match closure
  • Guidance with developing advisory boards, fundraising strategies, or communication/marketing plans

Is Technical Assistance Right for Your Mentoring Program?

  • Are you a new mentoring organization in need of program support that aligns with best practices?
  • Are you an established mentoring program that wants to improve one or more aspects of your program?
  • Are you an established mentoring program that wants support as you begin expanding to serve a new population or offering a new program model?
  • Are you an established mentoring program going through a period of staff transition or other major programmatic/organizational change?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then your mentoring program can benefit from TA! For answers to frequently asked questions about our program consultation services, click the button below.

For questions about our program consultantion services, please contact Sarah at To meet our expert consultants who work one-on-one with mentoring programs, please see our staff page.

Technical Assistance is made possible through the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC), which is a project of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.