Be An Advocate
MENTOR Virginia serves as the leader in the state for prioritizing issues of concern for the mentoring field and developing a cohesive public policy agenda. MENTOR Virginia aims to mobilize mentoring programs across the state in federal and state advocacy efforts for mentoring. You can help us in these efforts!
Talk to Your Legislators
To bring about resources and public support necessary to expand the world of mentoring, legislators need to know about the positive impact mentoring can have on their districts. We need the help of mentoring programs and supporters like you to spread the word.
In January, MENTOR Virginia was excited to send staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members to the Virginia General Assembly to promote the benefits of mentoring and spread awareness of National Mentoring Month. Special thanks to Delegate Betsy Carr for speaking about mentoring and MENTOR Virginia from the floor of the House. Want to get involved? Contact your representative anytime to express your support of mentoring!
What to say? For ideas on the benefits of mentoring, the following resources may be helpful: