Mentoring Partnerships

The backbone of mentoring's infrastructure is the growing Mentoring Partnership Network that MENTOR helps build and support.

MENTOR is scaling impact by developing and supporting a national network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships. Mentoring Partnerships are non-partisan, public-private organizations that galvanize local or statewide mentoring movements, providing the leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships. Mentoring Partnerships serve a unique role as a clearinghouse for training, resources, awareness, and advocacy, providing the critical link between MENTOR's national efforts and local organizations and programs that foster and support quality mentoring relationships. Mentoring Partnerships are designated MENTOR affiliates that inform and distribute our research and resources.

Mentoring Partnerships are focused on the following key priorities:

  • Advance the quality of the local mentoring field by building relationships with new and existing mentoring programs and provide capacity building trainings and technical assistance grounded in evidence-based approaches.
  • Engage a wide variety of public and private stakeholders to increase both the number of volunteer mentors as well as resources for the local mentoring field.
  • Collect data on a regular basis to describe the impact of mentoring in the broader community and identify gaps in the range of services needed.
  • Expand public and private support and investment in mentoring through public awareness and advocacy efforts that foster communities that prioritize quality youth mentoring. Mentoring Partnerships have developed solid, field-tested solutions to some of the mentoring movement's greatest challenges.


Listing of Mentoring Partnerships by State


California California Mentoring Partnership
Colorado Colorado Mentoring Partnership
Connecticut Connecticut Mentoring Partnership
Florida Mentor Center of Palm Beach County
Illinois Illinois Mentoring Partnership
Indiana Indiana Mentoring Partnership
Iowa Iowa Mentoring Partnership
Kansas Kansas Mentors
Maryland Maryland Mentoring Resource Center
Massachusetts Mass Mentoring Partnership
Michigan Mentor Michigan
Minnesota Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
Nebraska Midlands Mentoring Partnership
New Jersey The Newark Mentoring Movement
New York Mentoring Partnership of Long Island & The Mentoring Partnership of New York
North Carolina North Carolina Mentoring Partnership
Ohio The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio
Oregon Institute for Youth at Education Northwest (formerly Oregon Mentors)
Pennsylvania Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center (of Southeastern Pennsylvania) & The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Rhode Island Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership
Tennessee Grizzlies TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership
Texas Texas Mentoring Partnership
Vermont Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership
Virginia Virginia Mentoring Partnership
Washington Mentoring Works Washington (formerly Washington State Mentors)