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!
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.
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 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.
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.