Every child who needs a mentor should have a mentor.
2017 State of Mentoring in Virginia: Survey Results Released
In 2016, VMP gathered data from Virginia programs as part of a national effort by
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to gain information about the services, staffing, funding, participants (mentor/mentee demographics), and needs of youth mentoring programs.
At the state level, survey data provided helpful information on the following topics:
Popular program models and structure
Demographic information for volunteer mentors and youth served
Implementation of quality practices
Common challenges or supports needed
This data is instrumental to MENTOR and VMP's advocacy, awareness-building, and programmatic support efforts, and can be used by programs to inform their recruitment messaging, communication with stakeholders, and fundraising efforts. Click here to read VMP's one-page analysis of results. For the full national report, click here.
Thank you to the Virginia programs that participated in these survey efforts. Make sure your program's data is included - Participate in VMP's 2018 State of Mentoring data collection efforts in the spring of next year.
Link to Learning: Webinar Series Topics for Program Staff
If your program staff members are seeking guidance on working with special populations, incorporating research into practice, or maximizing partnerships,
visit the NMRC website to access recordings of past webinars of all topics, including:
Re-entry mentoring with juvenile system-involved youth
Upcoming Staff Development Opportunity: Recruitment Training Session
Join VMP on Tuesday, August 8th 10-1pm for a staff training on the topic of recruitment. Register here.
Participating in this training will help program staff:
Develop a recruitment plan to meet your program's mentor recruitment goals
Learn successful recruitment strategies
Apply the recruitment standard from Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (4th edition) to program practices
This session is offered as part of VMP's Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Series, which will offer training and resources to mentoring program staff on all six of the research-based standards:
Fall 2017 dates for general public new mentor training sessions are now open for registration.
AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Still Available
Join our team! Members of VMP's AmeriCorps VISTA cohort are placed at mentoring program host sites across the state to work full-time providing support, developing organizational capacity, and improving youth outcomes. Opportunities are still available at the following mentoring host sites:
To learn more about VMP's VISTA program,click here.
Virginia Mentoring Partnership is a 501 (c) 3 organization that is supported by grants, corporate donations, individual donations and in-kind services. For more information or to support our organization please visit us at www.vamentoring.org