City of Alexandria, VA
Welcome to the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership!
Year Up is a free, one-year, full-time professional training, education and internship program for 18-24 year olds with a High School Diploma or GED. Within four months of program completion, 87% of Year Up graduates are working in professional positions earning an average hourly wage of $17.69 per hour or are enrolled in college full-time. Registration for the fall semester is now with open houses scheduled through May 25. Please contact Courtnye Lloyd for more information: 703.474.3941, email@example.com.
The 4th Annual Youth Arts and Father's Day Festival of Alexandria will take place on Saturday, June 8th starting at 12 until 4pm. The festival will be held at the George Washington Middle School (Braddock Road Field), click here for more information.
SOHO—Space of Her Own program orientations will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from5:30-7:30 p.m. to orient prospective volunteers to the program, the mentor commitment and the application process. Click here to register. SOHO is an creative mentorship program that serves pre-teen girls by providing yearlong mentoring through engagement in life skills instruction, creative art activities and meaningful community service projects. Each volunteer mentor makes a one-year commitment to the program, which fosters long-term relationships and culminates in the renovation of each girl's bedroom, HGTV-style. SOHO utilizes evidence-based life skills curricula and the National Mentoring Partnership's model program guidelines. SOHO operates from September – June from following two Alexandria locations: The Art League’s Madison Annex on Tuesday evenings and on the West End of Alexandria (location and meeting times to be determined). To learn more about SOHO, please visit www.spaceofherown.org. E-mail questions to SOHO@spaceofherown.org. Mentor One Child. Change Two Lives
Read the January 2013 issue of the Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force newsletter.
- The City of Alexandria has embarked on a new initiative – What’s Next Alexandria? – to convene a community conversation about civic engagement and planning for the future -- and how Alexandrians can best participate in the public decisions that shape the City. Information in English and Spanish.
- October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The AMP hosted a training on bullying prevention basics, presented by Virginia Larsen, ACPS School Psychologist, Office of Student Services, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. For more information about this topic, please contact AMP Coordinator, Erin Dawson, at 703-746-4144 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fathers In Touch Launches New 24/7 Dad Parenting Class (Starting May 14th)
The class by Capital Youth Empowerment Program (which will meet weekly from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center) enriches the lives of children by helping fathers become teachers and role models for their children. Dinner is free to all participants and the program features monthly activities with children.Registration and referral forms are available online. Call Erick King (202.321.8704) or Everette “Boobie” Mitchell (240.676.7903) for additional information.