The Mentoring Partnership advances mentoring in Western PA to ignite community involvement, strengthen programs, and empower youth to succeed in life. Working with the staff and volunteers of local programs and community and corporate leaders, we are dedicated to making sure that any child who wants or needs a mentor has access to a caring adult who can encourage and support them. Take a look at this snapshot of our work!

In 2018, we:
Served
150+
Organizations
Trained
1,778
Mentors
211
Mentees

Delivered 565 hours of technical and training assistance to 34 programs

WHO WE SERVE

Of all youth served in Western PA, 41% were male, 59% were female. Almost two-thirds of programs report that the majority of their youth (at least 50%) are low-income.

11-14
Is the most commonly served age range (74%).
WHERE WE SERVE

Strengthening Our Communities
We're proud to serve mentoring programs and volunteers in 12 counties throughout our region: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Erie, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. We're working to expand our reach in the region so we can match even more young people with mentors!
Beaver County
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Allegheny County
X
Westmoreland County
X
Washington County
X
Beaver County
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Allegheny County
X
Westmoreland County
X
Washington County
X
SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA STILL NEEDS:
More Male Mentors
2:5
Ratio of Male to Female Mentors
More African-American Mentors
74%
of local programs reported that the majority of their mentors are white.
More Mentors
1,065
kids on local waiting lists for a mentor.

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.