Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (AMP)

The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (AMP), formed in 2006, is comprised of 10 local mentoring programs with the shared mission of ensuring that quality mentors and mentoring programs are available for Alexandria's youth and young adults in need. With guidance and resources from the Virginia Mentoring Partnership, AMP works to maximize mentor recruitment, screening, and training, and ensure best practice programs.

Page updated on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Mentoring Impact

As school begins, mentoring programs report that September is the month of most critical need to recruit new mentors and reduce waitlists. Click here to learn how mentoring can positively impact academic outcomes and support youth in school. We hope that this back to school season, you’ll step up to become a mentor with one of Alexandria's 10 mentoring programs.

Excellence in Mentoring Nominations 

  • Nominations are open for the 2020 Excellence in Mentoring Awards. Submit a nomination for a chance to recognize those who have made vital contributions to young people and the mentoring field. On January 29, 2020, MENTOR will convene leaders in the youth mentoring field at an invitation-only Excellence in MentoringAwards Dinner to kick off the National Mentoring Summit. At this pre-Summit dinner hosted by our Board of Directors, we will honor champions of mentoring with the annual Excellence in Mentoring Awards in four categories: Lifetime Achievement, Corporate Leadership, Impactful Philanthropy, and Public Elevation.

    Click here to check out last year's winners.     Click here to submit your nomination.  


Our Mission, Vision & Background

The work of the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership ultimately supports close to 300 mentoring relationships each year by working with 10 diverse programs. Many entities are involved with the AMP, including local government, religious, and nonprofit organizations, as well as the Alexandria City Public Schools, foundations, businesses, local elected leadership, and individual community members.

Become a Mentor

Mentoring is proven to decrease the risk factors associated with crime, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, poor school performance and gang affiliation.

The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership is currently seeking dedicated, caring and enthusiastic adults to serve the youth of Alexandria. Our City's children need you!

No prior experience is required, and we provide extensive training on how to be an effective mentor.

If you are interested in mentoring a child for at least one hour a week, submit a Mentor Interest Form, or contact the AMP Coordinator at 703.746.4455 or

Why Mentor?

Mentoring benefits both mentor and mentee in a variety of ways! Mentoring participants, young and old, report greater social connectedness, self-esteem, improved communication skills and much more. The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership works to ensure that these benefits are available to all youth and mentors who participate in mentoring programs.

Looking for someone to mentor a young person? The AMP does not refer youth to mentor programs; referrals to mentoring programs can be made through a school social worker.

Our Programs

The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership currently represents 10 mentoring programs that that serve children, teens and adults.  

Our Supporters

In addition to its ten mentoring programs, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership collaborates with the Virginia Mentoring Partnership, local businesses, community organizations and the Alexandria Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Service Unit.

Join The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership 

Our collaboration works to support member organizations in maximizing mentor recruitment, screening, and training, and to ensure quality mentoring for all of Alexandria's youth. We are always seeking opportunities to engage both established programs and newer, start-up organizations.