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The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth

Mission: The Mentoring Partnership advances mentoring in Western PA to ignite community involvement, strengthen programs and empower youth to succeed in life.

Results: Over the past 21 years, The Mentoring Partnership has supported tens of thousands of mentoring matches. In 2016, there were nearly 20,000 young people being mentored through 150 local mentoring programs. In addition, thousands of caring adults participated in Everyday Mentoring trainings to support their goal of being more 'mentor-like' when interacting with the youth they know and connect with!

Target demographics: children, under age 18 in the communities of Western Pennsylvania

Direct beneficiaries per year: staff and volunteers from 150 programs; 1900 mentors who received training and the 20,000+ youth (mentees) who are being mentored

Geographic areas served: Western PA


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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 4

My experiences with TMP , have been very rewarding . I was very inspired by the group of mentors , and , the enthusiasm of the students .Michael M Milch ....(Pgh Pa)

Spradley Paul D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm very grateful to the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, because of their genuine commitment to the practice of mentoring. This organization has had a tremendous impact on the mentors in the community because of the quality training they provide. I've had the pleasure of attending multiple training sessions and they always bring the latest information for the participants. As a lifelong mentor and advocate of mentoring, I have a profound respect for the standard set by the Mentoring Partnership to ensure the mentees are receiving quality mentoring.


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!

Previous Stories


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


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.