this June




Pride Mentoring Month

This June, MENTOR is celebrating Pride by
elevating the voices of the LGBTQ+ community.

Tell your mentoring story using #MENTORPride
to connect with people from all over.

We hope to continue to close the mentoring gap
by empowering new mentors and mentees
within the LGBTQ+ community.


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June is Pride Month, which lifts up a movement built on fighting for equality and acceptance for all. That message is as timely as ever, as we stand against the tragedies and realities of systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice for Black people and communities of color. As we commemorate Pride, we must remember that Pride started with a protest. The Stonewall rebellion was a protest led by people of color that sought to defend the LGBTQ+ community from police brutality — which is so resonant today.

MENTOR’s commitment continues to be toward creating a movement that is inclusive of and supports all young people. We strive to help create an America where all young people can thrive through meaningful relationships – and that happens when they are safe and their lives are valued. We will continue to work to rewire inequitable systems that don’t serve all young people. Join us in lifting up LGBTQ+ youth, during Pride and everyday.

WATCH: Our #MENTORPride Video Series


Thank you to the following organizations for
providing youth involved in this campaign:

Out Now

House of Colors



Take Action

Participate in MENTOR Pride by:

  • Sharing your own mentoring story, advice, and experiences on social media using #MENTORPride
  • Amplifying MENTOR’s posts on social media
  • Submitting your mentoring story into our Storytelling Repository below

Why Now?

LGBTQ+ Youth Fast Facts:

  • Informal mentoring relationships with adults can promote positive educational outcomes among LGBTQ+ youth
  • Mentors who take youth-centered approaches that are inclusive of the experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ youth may foster greater benefits
  • Mentors who take advocacy roles may offer emotional, informational, and interpersonal support for LGBTQ+ youth, providing protection from risks associated with stigma and victimization



Looking to work effectively with LGBTQ+ youth? Check out MENTOR’s research on how properly trained mentors can make a difference. The LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ offers step-by-step guidance to develop safer, more affirming, and responsive mentoring relationships for LGBTQ+ youth. Download the full report below, and visit the webpage to learn more.


Already mentoring? Share Your Story

Inspire others to mentor by telling us about how a mentor has impacted you or about your experience mentoring a young person.
Be sure to share your #MentoringMoment on social media!

By submitting your story, you are granting MENTOR and its partners permission to use the story in its communications.