Alexandria Mentoring Partnership

Mission

Alexandria’s Mentoring Partnership has been developed to offer our City’s youth the support they need to thrive.  Our collaboration will work to support member organizations in maximizing mentor recruitment, screening, and training and to ensure that quality mentoring programs reach all of Alexandria’s youth in need.

About

In the fall of 2006, city staff, mentor program representatives, and community volunteers came together to form the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (AMP).

The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (AMP) is dedicated to strategically expanding quality youth mentoring in Alexandria, Virginia. Operated through the Alexandria juvenile courts, the AMP acts as an umbrella organization for mentoring programs throughout the city. The AMP acts as a clearinghouse for mentor and mentee referrals. Additionally, the AMP provides our partner programs with opportunities to collaborate and share best practices on mentor recruitment, training, and support through networking and advocacy.

The work of the AMP ultimately supports close to 300 mentoring relationships each year by working with seven different programs. Many entities are involved with the AMP, including local government, religious, and nonprofit organizations, as well as the Alexandria City Public Schools, foundations, businesses, local elected leadership, and individual community members.

Our mentoring programs vary in structure, though the standard minimum requirements for mentors include an application, criminal background check, and the ability to commit for at least one hour, once a week, for one year.

Mentoring takes many forms:

    * one-to-one mentoring or group mentoring
    * on-site or off-site mentoring
    * social or academic mentoring
    * elementary, middle school, or high school mentoring

At the heart of all the AMP programs lies a common belief that mentoring positively impacts youth development, and that every child in the city of Alexandria who needs a mentor should have one.

Contact

http://www.alexandriava.gov/mentoring

Alexandria Mentoring Project
520 King Street, Alexandria,VA, 22314
703.746.4144

Education,
Old Town,

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Alexandria Mentoring Partnership Needs 100 Mentors

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The Mentor Experience: Learn How to Be a Mentor

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Lyceum: 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria

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