What is the role of a statewide mentoring partnership?


State Mentoring Partnerships are focused on the following key priorities:

  • Advance the quality of the local mentoring field by building relationships with new and existing mentoring programs and provide capacity building trainings and technical assistance grounded in evidence based approaches.
  • Engage with a wide variety of public and private stakeholders to increase both the number of volunteer mentors as well as resources for the local mentoring field.

  • Collect data on a regular basis to describe the impact of mentoring in the broader community and identify gaps in the range of services needed.

  • Expand public and private support and investment in mentoring through public awareness and advocacy efforts that foster communities that prioritize quality youth mentoring. Mentoring partnerships have developed solid, field-tested solutions to some of the mentoring movements greatest challenges.