Our Affiliates

AFFILIATES

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.

Priorities

MENTOR Affiliates are focused on the following key priorities:

  • Advancing the quality of the local mentoring field by building relationships with new and existing mentoring programs and providing capacity building trainings and technical assistance grounded in evidence-based approaches.
  • Engaging a wide variety of public and private stakeholders to increase both the number of volunteer mentors as well as resources for the local mentoring field.
  • Collecting data on a regular basis to describe the impact of mentoring in the broader community and identify gaps in the range of services needed.
  • Expanding public and private support and investment in mentoring through public awareness and advocacy efforts that foster communities that prioritize quality youth mentoring.
 

MENTOR Affiliates have developed solid, field-tested solutions to some of the mentoring movement’s greatest challenges.

MENTOR Colorado
Mission: To champion a collective movement in Colorado that will improve the number of quality mentoring relationships for young people.
Founded: 2013
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Hannah Krieger
Website: 
http://www.comentoring.org
Contact: E: 
Hannah.krieger@comentoring.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.
Founded: 1989
Main Contact:
 President and CEO, Jill Spineti
Website: 
https://www.preventionworksct.org
Contact:E: 
jill.spineti@preventionworksct.org 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.
Founded: 1999
Main Contact:
 Mentoring Initiative Director, Gary Graham
Website: 
https://unitedwaypbc.org/mentor
Contact: E:
garygraham@unitedwaypbc.org P: (561) 375-6638

MENTOR Illinois
Mission: To promote healthy development by significantly expanding the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for children and youth in Illinois.
Founded: 2012
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Anna-Claire Whitehead Setterlin
Website:
http://www.ilmentoring.org
Contact: E:
acsetterlin@ilmentoring.org P: (312) 881-7767

MENTOR Indiana
Mission: To empower champions of youth to expand and deliver quality mentoring to meet the needs of communities across Indiana.
Founded: 2008
Main Contact:
 Vice President of Statewide Outreach, December LeTexier
Website:
https://www.iyi.org/mentor-indiana
Contact: E:
dletexier@iyi.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.
Founded: 2001
Main Contact:
 Director, Mary Sheka
Website:
https://www.iowamentoring.org
Contact: E:
Mary.Sheka@IowaEDA.com P: (515) 348-6236

MENTOR Kansas
Mission: To promote safe and effective youth mentoring practices and inspire more Kansans to be mentors.
Founded: 2006
Main Contact:
 Jessica Noble
Website: 
https://mentorkansas.org
Contact: E: 
mentor@ksde.org P: (785) 368-6211

Maryland MENTOR
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.
Founded: 2018
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Sadiq Ali
Website:
http://www.marylandmentor.net
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.
Founded: 1992
Main Contact:
 President and CEO, Lily Mendez
Website:
http://www.massmentors.org
Contact: E:
Lmendez@massmentors.org P: (617) 695-1200

Mentor Michigan
Mission: To enable youth to successfully transition to adulthood, by supporting agencies that foster ongoing, stable, safe, quality relationships with caring adults.
Founded: 1999
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Virginia Holmes
Website:
https://www.michigan.gov/mentormichigan
Contact: E:
holmesv@michigan.gov P: (517) 335-4295

MENTOR Minnesota
Mission: To build and elevate the capacity of programs, systems, and policies to strengthen youth mentoring relationships.
Founded: 1994
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Jess Anna Glover
Website:
https://www.mentormn.org
Contact: E:
jessanna@mentormn.org P: (612) 800-5990

MENTOR Nebraska
Mission: To increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships in Nebraska.
Founded: 1999
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Deborah Neary
Website:
https://www.mentornebraska.org
Contact: E:
deborah@mentornebraska.org P: (402) 715-4164 ext. 206

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
Website:
https://www.newarkmentoring.org
Contact: E:
lees@newarkmentoring.org P: (862) 766-6562

Mentor New York
Mission: To bring caring adults together with children in need through safe, effective mentoring programs.
Founded: 1992
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Jean Lahage Cohen
Website:
https://www.mentornewyork.org
Contact: E:
jlcohen@mentorkids.org P: (212) 953-0945

MENTOR Central Ohio
Mission: To accelerate the quality and quantity of mentoring across Ohio to help transform children’s lives for the better.
Founded: 1998
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Ami Peacock
Website:
https://www.mentorcentralohio.com
Contact: E:
apeacock@bbbscentralohio.org 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.
Founded: 2001
Main Contact:
 Director of the Institute for Youth Success, Celeste Janssen
Website:
https://educationnorthwest.org
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.
Founded: 2015
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Abigail Ellis
Website:
www.mentorir.org
Contact: E:
aellis@mentorir.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.
Founded: 1995
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Colleen Fedor
Website:
http://www.mentoringpittsburgh.org
Contact: E:
cfedor@mentoringpittsburgh.org 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.
Founded: 1990
Main Contact:
 President and CEO, Jo-Ann Schofield
Website:
https://mentorri.org
Contact: E:
jschofield@mentorri.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.
Founded: 2001
Main Contact:
 Senior Manager, Tiffani Morrow
Website:
http://www.grizzliesfoundation.org
Contact: E: 
tmorrow@grizzlies.com P: (901) 205-1234

MENTOR Vermont
Mission: To provide resources and support to youth mentoring programs in Vermont so they can meet the needs of young people in their communities.
Founded: 2003
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Chad Butt
Website:
https://www.mentorvt.org
Contact: E:
 chad@mentorvt.org P: (802) 658-1888

MENTOR Virginia
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
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Elizabeth Bass
Website:
https://vamentoring.org
Contact: E:
elizabeth@vamentoring.org P: (804) 828-1536

MENTOR Washington
Mission: To promote, support, and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.
Founded: 1999
Main Contact:
 Executive Director, Kelly Stockman McKee
Website: 
https://www.mentorwashington.org
Contact: E:
kmckee@mentorwashington.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.
Founded: 2018
Main Contact:
 Interim Executive Director, LaNelle Ramey
Website:
https://www.milwaukeementor.com
Contact: E:
rameyld@milwaukee.k12.wi.us P: (414) 908-1081

Affiliates in Development

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.    

  • MENTOR North Carolina – late 2019
  • MENTOR California – 2020
  • MENTOR Georgia – 2020

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.