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 Jan 12, 2017 at 2:24 PM

January is National Mentoring Month!

During January 2017, AMP is celebrating National Mentoring Month with events and a focus on recruitment.  This year, we will have program Open Houses, where our mentoring programs will open their doors to interested visitors.  And on January 10, January will be declared Alexandria Mentoring Month in a Proclamation by the mayor.  Learn more and see the calendar by clicking on the link above. Register for events here

  • Looking to share your career experience? 
    The BRYCE Project is hosting a Career Day for high school girls on Saturday, March 17 and is looking for women who would like to share their job experience.  If you would like to learn more, please fill out the Interest Form
  • 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.
  • Catch up on what's been happening this fall by reading the new AMP Newsletter or checking out the AMP Blog.

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 mentoring@alexandriava.gov



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.


Join our AMP News Subscription List

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FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions here. Still have questions? Contact us at mentoring@alexandriava.gov


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