MENTOR scales impact by developing and supporting Affiliates on a national level. 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: The Governor’s Prevention Partnership equips, empowers, and connects organizations, communities, and families to prevent substance abuse, underage drinking and violence among youth and promotes positive outcomes for all young people in Connecticut.
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 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: Lily Mendez Website: http://massmentors.org/
Contact: E: Lmendez@massmentors.org P: (617) 695-2448
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: E: email@example.com P: (517) 335-4295
Mission: To transform our community by preparing youth to succeed in life, through positive mentoring relationships. Founded: Relaunched 2012 Special Projects Manager: Lee Schaefer Website: http://www.newarkmentoring.org Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (862) 766-6562
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: E: Celeste.Janssen@educationnorthwest.org P: (503) 275-9580
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: www.mentorir.org Contact: E: email@example.com P: (215) 701-8108
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: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (412) 281-2535
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: E: email@example.com P: (401) 732-7700
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.
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: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (804) 828-1536
Mission: MENTOR Greater Milwaukee will increase Mentoring relationships by building the capacity of existing mentoring organizations matching a caring adult with children in need through safe, effective mentoring programs throughout Greater Milwaukee. Founded: 2018 Executive Director: Alicia Moore Website: http://www.milwaukeementor.com Contact: E: email@example.com P: (414) 908-1081
In addition to the Affiliates listed above, we have new local Affiliates in development. Below are the Affiliates in development as well as the anticipated date of delivery of services to the local mentoring field.
If you are interested if learning more about how to develop a MENTOR Affiliate in your area, please contact Joellen Spacek.
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, MENTOR Washington, Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania (copyright Renee Rosensteel, used with permission), MENTOR Nebraska, MENTOR Vermont, MENTOR Rhode Island and MENTOR Colorado.