National Survey

The 2016 National Mentoring Program Survey Has Closed

From March to September of 2016, MENTOR and our affiliate Mentoring Partnership Network gathered data from mentoring programs around the country as part of our 2016 National Mentoring Program Survey. This survey was designed to gather information about the agencies that run mentoring programs, as well as details about those programs and the youth they serve.

MENTOR thanks all of the over 1,100 mentoring service providers around the country that filled out the survey! Thanks to you, MENTOR and our Mentoring Partnerships will be able to:

  • Improve our ability to raise public awareness about mentoring and increase investment in mentoring by the public and private sectors.
  • Better understand the needs and challenges of the field so that we can provide relevant tools, resources, and technical assistance.
  • Identify gaps in the services offered in communities, as well as underserved populations, so that we might more effectively close the mentoring gap.
  • Support new research projects and rigorous evaluations that can demonstrate the impact of mentoring on both policy goals and the lives of individual children.

We have begun analyzing the results of the survey (while waiting for some final additional responses from California and Massachusetts to come in) and will release preliminary results from the survey at the 2017 National Mentoring Summit. We will release a full national report in the national results in the Spring of 2017.

If you have further questions about the purpose or implementation of the National Survey, you can contact Michael Garringer, MENTOR’s Director of Knowledge Management, at or 617-303-4603.


AlabamaBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Shoals
ArizonaKids Count, Inc.
ArizonaYMCA – Valley of the Sun
ArkansasBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas
CaliforniaRoyal Family KIDS
CaliforniaCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
ColoradoDPS CareerConnect
ColoradoPikes Peak Workforce Center
ConnecticutGuilford Youth Mentoring
DelawareConnecting Generations
D.C.For Love of Children
D.C.Eyes Wide Open Mentoring
FloridaCommunity Based Care of Central Florida
FloridaArea Agency on Aging
GeorgiaUGA Extension – Pulaski Co.
GeorgiaJasper County Mentor Program
HawaiiHo’ola Na Pua
IdahoMoscow Mentor Program
IdahoThe Mentoring Network, Inc.
IllinoisErie Neighborhood House
IllinoisDoves Mentoring
IndianaBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana Fort Wayne
IndianaCOACH Kids of Clinton County Frankfort
IowaHeart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters
IowaClinton Community Schools
KansasBoys & Girls Club of Lawrence
KansasRosedale Development Association
KentuckyCovington Partners
KentuckyCatholic Charities
LouisianaSupportive Integrated Services, Inc.
LouisianaVolunteers of America Greater New Orleans
MaineColby Cares About Kids
MarylandJewish Community Services
MarylandDiamonds On The Rise, Inc.
MichiganBig Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc.
MichiganOur House
MinnesotaUniversity YMCA
MinnesotaRochester Area Family YMCA
MississippiThe Blue Pearls
MississippiTransforming Lives Inc
MissouriJefferson City Public Schools – JC Champions Mentoring Program
MissouriConnections to Success
MontanaBig Brothers Big Sisters
NebraskaHeartland Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln
NebraskaNebraska Correctional Youth Facility
New HampshireFriends Program
New HampshireThe Circle Program
New JerseyCatholic Charities, DOM
New JerseyKids Need Support 2
New MexicoReach and Rise Mentoring
New MexicoCatholic Charities
New YorkCatholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga
New YorkTEAM Tuskers Mentoring
North CarolinaGoldsboro Family YMCA
North CarolinaY.O.U.T.H. of Wilson County
North DakotaReach and Rise/YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
North DakotaBest Friends Mentoring Program
OhioBig Brothers & Sisters of Portage County
OhioSyntero/Northwest Counseling Services
OklahomaBig Brothers Big Sisters Oklahoma
OregonFamily of Friends Mentoring
OregonSaturday Academy
PennsylvaniaMENTOR (Mentors Empowering Now to Overcome Recidivism)
PennsylvaniaLaurel Highlands High School
Rhode IslandBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State
Rhode IslandStar Kids Scholarship Program
South CarolinaGeorgetown County Boys Mentors Group
South CarolinaRBA Corporation
South DakotaLutheran Social Services of SD
TennesseeFresh Start Life Inc.
TennesseeBoys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee
TexasYoung Women and Men of Destiny
TexasLauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program ( Mentor Tech)
UtahCatholic Community Services of Utah
VermontBarre Youth Mentor Program
VermontMilton Community Youth Coalition
VirginiaBig Brothers Big Sisters (Charlottesville)
VirginiaFairfax County Dept. of Family Services, BeFriend-A-Child Mentoring Program
WashingtonCatholic Charities Housing Services
WashingtonWahkiakum Adult to Youth Mentoring
West VirginiaJunior Mentoring Programs
West VirginiaWest Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
WisconsinPals Program/Brown County Human Services Dept
WyomingYouth Emergency Services, Inc.