MENTOR scales impact by developing and supporting a national network of Affiliates. 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. MENTOR Affiliates 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.
MENTOR Affiliates are focused on the following key priorities:
Mission: To act as an advocate for the advancement of effective mentoring by encouraging, developing, strengthening, and sustaining quality mentoring programs throughout the state.
Mission: To partner with schools, businesses, community and faith-based organizations to safeguard that children are involved in safe, quality mentoring relationships, while building and sustaining a strong base of leaders and key stakeholders committed to mentoring.
Mission: To improve measurably the lives of individuals and families in Palm Beach County by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies and the community.
Mission: To promote healthy development by significantly expanding the quantity and quality of mentoring relationships for children and youth in Illinois
Mission: To empower youth champions to expand and deliver quality mentoring to meet the needs of communities across Indiana.
Mission: To improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering by supporting quality mentoring programs.
Mission: To ensure that young Kansans are receiving the highest quality mentoring services by recruiting more Kansans to become involved in youth mentoring efforts. Founded: 2006 Contact: Jessica Noble Website: http://kansasmentors.org Contact: P: (785) 296-3163 E: email@example.com
Mission: To fuel the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts by working with mentoring programs and youth development organizations to assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity to provide customized strategies that strengthen youth, families and communities. Founded: 1992 President and CEO: Marty Martinez Website: http://massmentors.org Contact: P: (617) 695-2448 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: To enable youth to successfully transition to adulthood, by supporting agencies that foster ongoing, stable, safe, quality relationships with caring adults. Founded: 1999 Executive Director: Virginia Holmes Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mentormichigan Contact: P: (517) 335-4295 E: email@example.com
Mission: To transform our community by preparing youth to succeed in life, through positive mentoring relationships. Founded: Relaunch 2012 Executive Director: Elizabeth Weisholtz Website: http://www.newarkmentoring.org Contact: P: (973) 286-2472 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: To accelerate the quality and quantity of mentoring across Ohio to help transform children’s lives for the better. Founded: 1998 Executive Director: Elizabeth Joy Website: http://www.mentoringcenterco.org Contact: P: (614) 839-2447 ext. 103 E: email@example.com
Mission: To expand positive life opportunities for all young Oregonians by connecting them with caring mentors. Founded: 2001 Director: Celeste Janssen Website: http://educationnorthwest.org Contact: P: (503) 275-9580 E: Celeste.Janssen@educationnorthwest.org
Mission: To expand the mentoring field’s regional capacity to reach more school-aged children with caring, committed adult mentors, using best practices, training and professional support to achieve lifelong positive educational and behavioral outcomes for youth. Founded: 2015 Executive Director: Abigail Ellis Website: http://www.partnersinmentoring.org Contact: P: (215) 701-8108 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: To promote the importance of quality mentoring; present best practices and research; and deliver training, technical assistance and professional development for the staff and volunteers of local mentoring programs. Founded: 1995 Executive Director: Colleen Fedor Website: http://www.mentoringpittsburgh.org Contact: P: (412) 281-2535 E: email@example.com
Mission: Our mission is to ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults. Founded: 1990 President and CEO: Jo-Ann Schofield Website: http://mentorri.org Contact: P: (401) 732-7700 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: To bring together a broad range of community groups and leaders to support responsible mentoring initiatives in Memphis/Shelby County and to promote mentoring as a strategy to prevent youth violence, substance abuse, school drop-outs, and other negative behaviors limiting children’s prospects for success. Founded: 2001 Executive Director: Diane Terrell Website: http://www.grizzliesfoundation.org Contact: P: (901) 205-1253 E: email@example.com
Mission: To share mentoring information, promote mentoring awareness, learn of mentoring best-practices and foster collaboration in the mentoring community. Founded: 2015 Director of Community Outreach: Belinda Harmon Website: http://www.utsa.edu/mentoring Contact: P: (210) 458-2904 E: Belinda.Harmon@utsa.edu
Mission: To develop a culture of mentoring throughout the state of Vermont by providing resources and support to one-to-one adult-to-youth mentoring programs so they can succeed, grow, and meet the needs of youth in their communities. Founded: 2003 Executive Director: Chad Butt Website: http://www.mobiusmentors.org Contact: P: (802) 658-1888 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: To provide training and technical assistance to mentors and mentoring programs to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring for Virginia’s youth. Founded: 1993 Executive Director: Elizabeth Bass Website: http://www.vamentoring.org Contact: P: (804) 828-1536 E: email@example.com
MENTOR would like to express sincere gratitude and thanks to our Affiliates 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: 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 Mentor Colorado.