MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools. We drive the investment of time and money into high impact mentoring programs through advocacy, influence strategy and public awareness. When MENTOR was founded there was an estimated 300,000 at-risk youth in structured mentoring relationships. Today, research shows that 4.5 million at risk youth will have a structured mentoring relationship while they are growing up. Still, our research shows that one in three young people will reach adulthood without a mentor.
MENTOR's mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap. MENTOR carries out this work in collaboration with our Mentoring Partnership Network and more than 5,000 mentoring programs in all 50 states. We engage with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that our youngest citizens have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school and, ultimately, work.
After rigorous screening for proof of impact and ability to scale, MENTOR was included as a member of the Social Impact 100 (S&I 100 Index / www.SI100.org), signifying that it is one of America’s top-performing 100 nonprofit organizations on this first-ever broad index of U.S. nonprofits.
Read MENTOR’s 2013 Mid-year Report to learn more about MENTOR’s current work and our effort to optimize our core operations to more efficiently and effectively leverage our resources to fulfill our mission.
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