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: To champion a collective movement in Colorado that will improve the number of quality mentoring relationships for young people.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Hannah Krieger
Contact: E: Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org P: (720) 456-8882
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership
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.
Main Contact: President and CEO, Jill Spineti
Contact:E: email@example.com P: (860) 523-8042 ext. 18
Mentor Center of Palm Beach County
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.
Main Contact: Mentoring Initiative Director, Gary Graham
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (561) 375-6638
Mission: To promote healthy development by significantly expanding the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for children and youth in Illinois.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Anna-Claire Whitehead Setterlin
Contact: E: email@example.com P: (312) 881-7767
Mission: To empower champions of youth to expand and deliver quality mentoring to meet the needs of communities across Indiana.
Main Contact: Vice President of Statewide Outreach, December LeTexier
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (317) 396-2726
Iowa Mentoring Partnership
Mission: To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering by supporting quality mentoring programs.
Main Contact: Director, Mary Sheka
Contact: E: Mary.Sheka@IowaEDA.com P: (515) 348-6236
Mission: Maryland MENTOR’s mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for Maryland’s young people and to close the mentoring gap.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Sadiq Ali
Contact: E: Sali@marylandmentor.net P: (410) 374-7692 ext.105
Mass Mentoring Partnership
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.
Main Contact: President and CEO, Lily Mendez
Contact: E: Lmendez@massmentors.org P: (617) 695-1200
Mission: To enable youth to successfully transition to adulthood, by supporting agencies that foster ongoing, stable, safe, quality relationships with caring adults.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Virginia Holmes
Contact: E: email@example.com P: (517) 335-4295
The Newark Mentoring Movement
Mission: To transform our community by preparing youth to succeed in life, through positive mentoring relationships.
Founded: Relaunched in 2012
Main Contact: Special Projects Manager, Lee Schaefer
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (862) 766-6562
MENTOR Central Ohio
Mission: To accelerate the quality and quantity of mentoring across Ohio to help transform children’s lives for the better.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Ami Peacock
Contact: E: email@example.com P: (614) 839-2447 ext. 103
Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest
Mission: To expand positive life opportunities for all young Oregonians by connecting them with caring mentors.
Main Contact: Director of the Institute for Youth Success, Celeste Janssen
Contact: E: Celeste.Janssen@educationnorthwest.org P: (503) 275-9580
MENTOR Independence Region
Mission: To expand the mentoring field’s regional capacity to reach more school-aged children with caring, committed adult mentors by using best practices, training, and professional support to achieve lifelong positive educational and behavioral outcomes for youth.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Abigail Ellis
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (215) 701-8108
Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania
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.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Colleen Fedor
Contact: E: email@example.com P: (412) 281-2535
MENTOR Rhode Island
Mission: Our mission is to ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults.
Main Contact: President and CEO, Jo-Ann Schofield
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (401) 732-7700
MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies
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 absenteeism, and other factors limiting children’s prospects for success.
Main Contact: Senior Manager, Tiffani Morrow
Contact: E: email@example.com P: (901) 205-1234
Mission: To provide resources and support to youth mentoring programs in Vermont so they can meet the needs of young people in their communities.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Chad Butt
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (802) 658-1888
Mission: To provide training and technical assistance to mentors and mentoring programs to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring for Virginia’s youth.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Elizabeth Bass
Contact: E: email@example.com P: (804) 828-1536
Mission: To promote, support, and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.
Main Contact: Executive Director, Kelly Stockman McKee
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (425) 213-5844
MENTOR Greater Milwaukee
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.
Main Contact: Interim Executive Director, LaNelle Ramey
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.