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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 Jan 7, 2019 at 2:37 PM

What's New

  • National Mentoring Month: Wrap the Van
    Help spread the good news about the benefits of local mentoring programs by joining the “Wrap the Van” fundraising campaign.
  • Space of Her Own (SOHO) Seeks Adult Female Volunteers
    Alexandria’s award-winning Space of Her Own (SOHO) program seeks creative adult female volunteers to provide girls in need with social, emotional, academic and creative enrichment through mentorship and visual arts instruction. Interested? Attend an information session on Wednesday, Sept 5, from 6:30-7:30pm, at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center.

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 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 over 10 mentoring programs in three areas: youth mentoring, affiliate youth programs, and affiliate adult mentoring programs. 

Our Supporters

In addition to its eleven mentoring programs, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership collaborates with local businesses, community organizations and the Alexandria Court Service Unit.

Join AMP

Our collaboration works to support member organizations in maximizing mentor recruitment, screening, and training in order 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.