TMP Celebrates 25 Years of Mentoring

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Mentoring Partnership...and we're pulling out all the stops to celebrate 25 years of mentoring in big ways!

Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney and George L. Miles, Jr. founded TMP in 1995 with the idea that every young person who wants or needs a mentor should have one...all children should have a caring, supportive adult in their lives.  It is this vision that continues to inspire and guide our work today.

Every day, we work to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring by delivering the resources and support that local mentoring programs and volunteers need to succeed.  We design and deliver professional development services for program leaders.  We deliver trainings for volunteers that ensure mentoring opportunities are tailored to the needs and circumstances of young people.

Last year alone, we:

  • Worked with 150+ local formal programs to serve 21,282 young people through mentoring.
  • Assisted 365 Everyday Mentoring programs, helping them add a mentoring lens to their interactions with young people.
  • Provided 657 hours of free technical assistance and training to 49 different programs.
  • Delivered professional development and training to 44 school districts across Western PA.

Want to help us celebrate 25 years of mentoring in the 'Burgh? 

Click here to learn more about our "25 for 25 Years" campaign to support the next 25 years of mentoring!  You can also check out our calendar of events for upcoming activities or reach out to Kristan at for more info on ways you can join the party!

As community leaders and as servant leaders, we are heartbroken by the recent tragedies and know that a genuine and ongoing commitment to real change is necessary to confront and combat racism.  We stand in solidarity with our peers, our neighbors, our colleagues and our friends with an even stronger resolve to be present, to listen, to learn and to act.  If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our 25 years of serving the community, it’s this: 

We are stronger together

We are committed to actively fighting racism and to using our voices for better.  We will continue to bring strength and hope; to foster meaningful conversations around change; to deliver services that are inclusive and will support all.  We encourage you to join us and find ways to improve race relations in our community and beyond.  Let’s all work toward better – better connection, better allyship, better love for one another.  Let’s work together to make this world a better place for our kids.  Now is the time and they’re depending on us.