The Mentoring Connector is the only national database of mentoring programs. The Mentoring Connector is a free service that helps quality youth mentoring programs across the country recruit more local volunteers while greatly increasing visibility for their organizations. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor can search for mentoring opportunities by zip code, ages of youth served, and program type to find and contact programs that interest them. Each year, potential volunteers looking for mentoring opportunities do more than 80,000 searches in this system. Our national partners at the NBA, the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, and others use this database on their websites to recruit volunteer mentors.
Do you know of a quality mentoring program seeking to recruit volunteers? Send them this Mentoring Connector information sheet.
Interested in learning more about how to promote the Mentoring Connector as a helpful resource to your program’s audience? Download this promotional toolkit to access sample newsletter and social media messages to share with your network.
Youth mentoring programs meeting baseline quality standards as outlined in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ will be added to the publicly-searchable referral database. Programs that are not approved for public search due to not meeting baseline standards will remain in the database to inform aggregate data which is used by researchers, policy advocates, and our network of Mentoring Partnerships to inform the national conversation about the importance of youth mentoring in the US.
Have questions about how to get your program into the Mentoring Connector? Download this FAQ sheet.