- Space of Her Own (SOHO) Seeks Adult Female Volunteers
Alexandria’s award-winning Space of Her Own (SOHO) program seeks creative adult female volunteers to provide girls in need with social, emotional, academic and creative enrichment through mentorship and visual arts instruction. Interested? Attend an information session on Wednesday, Sept 5, from 6:30-7:30pm, at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center.
The work of the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership ultimately supports close to 300 mentoring relationships each year by working with 10 diverse
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.
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.
Mentoring benefits both mentor and mentee in a variety of ways! Mentoring participants 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 currently represents over 10 mentoring programs in three areas: youth mentoring, affiliate youth programs, and affiliate adult mentoring programs.
In addition to its eleven mentoring programs, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership collaborates with local businesses, community organizations and the Alexandria Court Service Unit.
Our collaboration works to support member organizations in maximizing mentor recruitment, screening, and training in order 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.