Our Affiliates

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


Mentoring Partnerships are focused on the following key priorities:

  • Advancing the quality of the local mentoring field by building relationships with new and existing mentoring programs and providing capacity building trainings and technical assistance grounded in evidence-based approaches.
  • Engaging 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.
  • Collecting data on a regular basis to describe the impact of mentoring in the broader community and identify gaps in the range of services needed.
  • Expanding public and private support and investment in mentoring through public awareness and advocacy efforts that foster communities that prioritize quality youth mentoring.

MENTOR would like to express sincere gratitude and thanks to our affiliate Mentoring Partnerships for contributing so many wonderful photos of their mentoring programs which showcase real-life relationships between mentors and mentees.  Photos throughout our website are courtesy of the following Mentoring Partnerships:  Mentor Michigan, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Works Washington, Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania (copyright Renee Rosensteel, used with permission), Midlands Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Partnership and Resource Center, Mobius Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership, Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership and Colorado Mentoring Partnership.

Every kid should have someone to turn to. Join the movement, Mentor In Real Life!