Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (AMP)

The AMP acts as an umbrella organization for mentoring programs throughout the City and as a clearinghouse for mentor referrals. Additionally, the AMP provides partner programs with opportunities to collaborate and share best practices on mentor recruitment, training, and support through networking and advocacy.

Page updated on Oct 26, 2016 at 4:42 PM

What's New

  • Volunteer with our mentoring programs! 
    One of AMP's partner programs, Casa Chirilagua, has a new Teens Club Program.  If you are interested in working with middle schoolers on Wednesday's from 5:30-7:30, please contact AMP coordinator Chelsea Tegels at
  • Transform a Space and Transform a Life: Mentor with Space of Her Own and Space of His Own
    Creative mentoring programs Space of Her Own and Space of His Own (SOHO) are still seeking mentors for the 2016-2017 school year!   If you are hardworking, dedicated, and eager to help a child in need, we want to hear from you! For more information, contact Sarah Maroney at or 703.746.4687).
  • In the past 4 years, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership has benefited from the services of four excellent Americorps VISTA volunteers: Ashley Snyder, 2013-2014; Haley Bader, 2014-2015;  Lily Rowny,  2015-2016, and current AMP Coordinator for 2016-2017, Chelsea Tegels. The VISTAs provide mentor referral services, help organize recruitment events and build new community partnerships.
  • Read the Summer 2016 issue of the Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force newsletter.

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.

If you are interested in mentoring a child for at least one hour a week, submit a Mentor Interest Form , or contact the AMP Coordinator at 703.746.4455 or

Why 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.

Our Programs

The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership currently represents 11 mentoring programs, including the Space of Her Own and Space of His Own creative mentoring programs.

Our Supporters

In addition to its eleven mentoring programs, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership collaborates with local businesses, community organizations and the Alexandria Court Service Unit.

Join the AMP

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.

Our Mission, Vision & Background

The work of the AMP ultimately supports close to 300 mentoring relationships each year by working with eleven 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.


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