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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth

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:

  1. Program Development for new mentoring programs
  2. Technical Assistance for existing programs,
  3. Mentor Recruitment - raising awareness of the need for mentors and the many different opportunities to be a mentor locally
  4. Mentor Training - helping new mentors understand their role; with emphasis on communication skills, working with youth, goal setting and where to turn for help. 
  5. Education and Networking  for staff and volunteers of local programs; providing opportunities to share and learn together. 

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This outstandingly-managed organization is celebrating 20 years of service this year -- twenty years of raising awareness about mentoring, supporting high-quality mentoring relationships, and connecting tens of thousands of children and youth with caring adults. Bravo!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

3 Dave

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

3 mam

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

3 jpgh

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.