About

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For more than 20 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools. Since MENTOR was founded, the number of quality mentoring relationships has grown from 300,000 to more than three million. Still, roughly 15 million children want and need a caring adult in their lives.

MENTOR's mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America‚Äôs young people and to close the mentoring gap.  We drive the investment of time and money into high impact mentoring programs through advocacy, influence strategy and public awareness.  We advance quality mentoring through the development and delivery of standards, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art tools, and a national network of local capacity and movement builders.

MENTOR carries out this work in collaboration with a network of local Mentoring Partnerships nationwide and more than 5,000 mentoring programs and volunteer centers in all 50 states. We engage with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that our youngest citizens have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school and, ultimately, work.