The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 1901 Centre Avenue Suite 103 Pittsburgh PA 15219 USA

Mission: Maximizing the opportunity for mentoring to transform the lives of young people so that they may reach their full potential
Results: In 2013, there were 26,874 young people being mentored through 152 local mentoring programs. There are also more than 1000 youth on waiting lists at those programs
Target demographics: children, under age 18 in the communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Direct beneficiaries per year: youth (mentees) and their mentors
Geographic areas served: Southwestern PA
Programs: We deliver five core services: Program Development for new mentoring programs Technical Assistance for existing programs, Mentor Recruitment - raising awareness of the need for mentors and the many different opportunities to be a mentor locally Mentor Training - helping new mentors understand their role; with emphasis on communication skills, working with youth, goal setting and where to turn for help.  Education and Networking  for staff and volunteers of local programs; providing opportunities to share and learn together. 

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA is an amazing facilitator of mentoring training, programs, and opportunities for individuals and agencies alike. The staff are wonderful, committed individuals who make programs successful for all of their partners.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping other agencies to make mentoring programs a success.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their desire to increase mentoring opportunities as well as the base of mentors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional.

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2007-11-01

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For more than 7 years, I have witnessed the staff of the Mentoring Partnership support hundreds of local mentoring programs by providing them with technical assistance and support; by highlighting mentoring as an important community priority; and by connecting mentors and mentees.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hundreds of local programs providing mentoring support for young people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

optimism and ambition.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make certain that every local kid who needs and/or wants a mentor would have one.

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2007-10-01

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I love this organization! I used to a part one of the Mentoring Partnership's partnering organizations. When I began my position as Program Coordinator, their program staff sat down with me and helped me structure my program to best meet the needs of my students. Afterwards, they provided mentor training for my staff and continuing professional development for myself and colleagues. They conduct monthly meetings for community partners and that was where I made the majority of my professional contacts and other community partnerships. They do an incredible job at facilitating conversations between organizations as well as providing services to groups that service students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my students that benefited from the services they provided to my program

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff is so helpful and accomodating- they would do anything to assist a partnering organization

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great connectors

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2007-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

The Mentoring Partnership brings youth together with community leaders to build fruitful relationships. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgable within the community. If you have an opportunity to work in any capacity with the Mentoring Partnership of SouthWest PA, I wouldn't miss out on it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mentors, mentees, and staff :-)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

it was easier to find

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2007-10-01

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