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 seeking mentors for the 2016-2017 school year, beginning this September. If you are hardworking, dedicated, and eager to help a child in need, we want to hear from you!
- On Wednesday, September 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., Space of Her Own and Space of His Own will host an
informational orientation session for persons interested in becoming mentors
with the programs. The session will be held at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington
St. Attendees are asked to register
online. (If you are unable to attend, but
would like more information, contact Sarah Maroney at email@example.com
- In the past 3 years, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership has benefited from the services of three excellent Americorps VISTA volunteers: Ashley Snyder, 2013-2014; Haley Bader, 2014-2015; and Lily Rowny, current Americorps VISTA for 2015-2016. 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.
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.
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.
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.