Become a Mentor
Mentoring is proven to decrease the risk factors associated with crime, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, poor school performance and gang affiliation.
The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership is currently seeking dedicated, caring and enthusiastic adults to serve the youth of Alexandria. Our City's children need you!
No prior experience is required, and we provide extensive training on how to be an effective mentor.
Currently, one Alexandria Mentoring Partnership program, Casa Chirilagua, seeks volunteers to provide virtual mentoring. Other mentoring programs are accepting applications to start in the fall of 2021.
National Mentoring Month Events
The City of Alexandria invites the public to join the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (AMP) in celebrating National Mentoring Month in January. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the benefits of mentoring programs and the positive effects of mentoring for Alexandria’s most vulnerable residents. The AMP represents a variety of programs that strive to provide exceptional support to youth and adults in the Alexandria community.
Ways to celebrate:
- Attend a Virtual Open House on Thursday, January 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. or Monday, January 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. These events will provide opportunities for attendees to engage with mentoring programs, hear personal reflections from mentors and mentees, and learn about how to become a mentor. This event is free, but attendees are asked to register to attend. Attendees can also register by sending an email to David.Ulloa@alexandriava.gov.
- January 30 is
#ThankYourMentorDay, a day for mentees to show gratitude for their mentors
by posting on social media. Post a mentor/mentee photo on City’s social
media using the hashtag #ThankYourMentorDay, #AMPMentor and you will be
entered in a drawing for a gift card.
What Does A Mentor Look Like?
The work of the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership ultimately supports close to 300 mentoring relationships each year by working with a variety of
programs. Many entities are involved with the AMP, including local government, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations, as well as the Alexandria City Public Schools, foundations, businesses, local elected leadership, and individual community members.
Mentoring benefits both mentor and mentee in a variety of ways! Mentoring participants, young and old, report greater social connectedness, self-esteem, improved communication skills and much more. The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership works to ensure that these benefits are available to all youth and mentors who participate in mentoring programs.
Looking for someone to mentor a young person? The AMP does not refer youth to mentor programs; referrals to mentoring programs can be made through a school social worker.
The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership represents mentoring programs that that serve children, teens and young adults.
In addition to its ten mentoring programs, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership collaborates with the Virginia Mentoring Partnership, local businesses, community organizations and the Alexandria Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Service Unit.
Join The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership
Our collaboration works to support member organizations in maximizing mentor recruitment, screening, and training, and to ensure quality mentoring for all of Alexandria's youth. We are always seeking opportunities to engage both established programs and newer, start-up organizations.