Mentor One Child, Change Two Lives: Alexandria Celebrates National Mentoring Month

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Mentor One Child, Change Two Lives: Alexandria Celebrates National Mentoring Month 

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2022

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. 

Here is how you can celebrate National Mentoring Month: 

  • Participate in a Virtual Open House Thursday, January 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event will provide opportunities for attendees to engage with mentoring programs, hear personal reflections from mentors and mentees, and learn how to become a mentor. This event is free, but attendees are asked to register to attend. 
  • January 30 is #ThankYourMentorDay, a day for mentees to show gratitude for their mentors by posting on social media. Post a mentor/mentee photo using the hashtag #ThankYourMentorDay, or #AMPMentor and you will be entered in a drawing for a gift card. 

The City has expanded resources for AMP by creating a new dedicated AMP Coordinator position. David Ulloa has been selected as AMP Coordinator. In this role, he will elevate the opportunities and needs for mentoring in Alexandria by enhancing and expanding relationships with for-profit, nonprofit, government and community organizations to ensure that every youth or young adult who needs a mentor has one, and that caring adults gain the skills needed to support positive youth development. 

Visit alexandriava.gov/Mentoring to learn more about National Mentoring Month activities and mentoring programs in Alexandria.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Editorial Communications Manager, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, email vyvyonne.dilbert@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4499, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/125745.

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