United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring Matters initiative works to increase the number of mentors and improve the effectiveness of mentoring programs in the Greater Greensboro area.
In establishing a provider network, the “Mentoring Matters Hub for Excellence”, the members are committed to following evidence based practices and are striving to meet high quality benchmark standards outlined in the National Mentoring Partnership’s “Elements of Effective Practices for Mentoring”.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE – BE A MENTOR!
With a couple hours a week and a caring heart, you too can be a mentor. Right now, there are children in our community waiting for someone like you to listen, guide and share with them your life experience.
The need is great and the time to be involved is now.
If you operate a mentoring program, join the Mentoring Matters Registry!
The Mentoring Matters Registry is a listing of youth mentoring programs in the community. Join the registry to help volunteers looking for mentoring opportunities and parents seeking mentors for their children learn about your program.
Mentors help keep students in school, improve self-esteem, and set career goals and take steps to realize them.
Learn more about the value of mentoring.
* Outcomes provided by National Mentoring Partnership.
For more information contact: Traci McLemore, Senior Manager, United Way Community Impact Initiatives 336-378-6616
Mentoring Matters RegistryLooking for a mentoring program for your child or want to become a mentor? Check out programs available below.
This listing is offered as a convenience; it is not all encompassing and does not imply endorsement of the programs included.
|Program Name||Program Description||Who is Served||Age|
|1-2-1 Mentoring, Inc.||Mentors and mentees meet weekly to boost self-esteem through fun activities together and helping mentees discover their individual purpose||Boys/Girls||5-17|
|African American Male Initiative (AAMI)||To improve the emotional and social well-being of African-American and other boys at Wiley, Jackson and Smith using mentoring as a powerful and personal tool to enhance the lives of youth||Boys||7-14|
|B12||Develop Godly masculine character in young males through a guided process of instruction, development and graduated levels of achievement leading to a demonstrated understanding and acceptance of their role as young men||Boys||6-14|
|Bald Beautified Too||This is a group mentor organization for girls. Mentees will receive tools and techniques to improve self thought further belief in their capabilities and self esteem.||Girls||5-18|
|Against All Odds, Break the Chain Foundation||Aims to decrease gang involvement and delinquent behaviors||Boys||6-18|
|Beauty Within, Inc.||Free mentoring program with the mission to uplift and inspire girls in the community by building confidence, leadership, and sisterhood||Girls||5-18|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont||Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better||Boys/Girls||6-13|
|Brothers Excelling with Self-sufficiency to Thrive (BEST)||BEST's vision and goal is to become a catalyst for change, using formal mentoring, that mobilizes young men to initiate a chain reaction within their families and communities that enables each one who is touched to "infect" another with positive energy that strengthens, builds and stabilizes individuals, families, communities, and ultimately society||Boys||14-24|
|Brothers Organized To Serve Others, Inc. (BOTSO)||Dedicated to empowering male youth by exposing them to intensive programs of mentoring, academic advising, character building education, arts and culture||Boys||6-18|
|Build Something Mentor Program||Mentors also provide guidance on education and career goals, money management, career development, eitquette, leadership development, and strong family values.||Boys/Girls||9-18|
|Changing Faces||Serves youth that have been involved in the Juvenile Justice Court System and have other risk factors preventing them in reaching their full potential||Boys/Girls||10-17|
|Crossroads: Pathways to Success, Inc.||Develop young adults into productive leaders of our community through academic, self development and empowerment tools to create college ready students||Boys||13-18|
|Empowered Girls of North Carolina||Foster a commitment to young girls that will promote pro-social friendships, interpersonal skills, academics and leadership skills||Girls||6-18|
|FIRST LEGO League Jr.||School-based program at Cone Elementary, that exposes children to the fun and excitement of engineering and computer science||Boys/Girls||7-8|
|FIRST Robotics Competition||To inspire the next generation of engineers, computer scientists and STEM leaders. eams work together to create a business plan, build a robot and participate in outreach events to spread the message that STEM is fun.||Boys/Girls||14-18|
|Foster Grandparents Program||Matches senior adults age 55 and over with children and youth. The seniors serve as role models and mentors for children in childcare centers, elementary schools and after-school programs||Boys/Girls|
|Girl Scouts, Peaks to Piedmont||Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place||Girls||5-18|
|Groove Leadership Academy (GLA)||Inspire's young males to develop high academic standards, discipline, high self-esteem, leadership qualities and valuable community service experience that will help shape the rest of their lives||Boys||14-18|
|Guilford Park Guys||The program is for male in 8th to 12th grade that live at Partnership Village or Pathways Center or neighborhood close by. PV is transitional housing and Pathways is emergency shelter for homeless families . We gather at Guilford Park Church on Thursday evenings for prayer, basketball, sharing, meals and other activities such as going on outings||Boys||13-18|
|I Am A Queen||A year-round program dedicated to the growth and development of girls through self-esteem and leadership workshops.||Girls||10-18|
|IMPACT||Impact is a program that places a strong emphasis on renewing the mind through a structured program of individual and group mentoring activities. Impact provides a strong support system for youth and their families||Boys/Girls||9-18|
|IMAGINE (Image Improvements in our Neighborhoods)||All Guilford County Students needing community service and service-learning hours. High school students work collaboratively with University students to serve families, Veterans, homeless and other youth in socially or environmentally disadvantaged areas of Guilford County.||Boys/Girls||13-17|
|Operation XCEL||Provides early prevention and intervention through mentoring in middle school||Boys/Girls||11-13|
|SHIELD Mentor Program||Full range mentoring programs and services, providing the skills for success in leadership development||Boys/Girls||9-18|
|Success 101 Mentors, Grimsley High School||Success 101 students work to recover previously failed courses, and also maintain passing grades for their current academic courses.||Boys/Girls||14-18|
|Successfully Over the Odds (SOTO)||Provides resources and tolls to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge to be an effective leader||Boys/Girls||11-17|
|Teen Parent Mentor Program||Helps teen mothers succeed in school, postpone subsequent births to beyond adolescence, and deliver and raise healthy, school-ready children||Boys/Girls||13-19|
|YMCA Achievers||Promotes and encourages youth to further their education at post-secondary colleges and technical schools||Boys/Girls||13-18|
|Leadership LINKS||Promotes leadership education and exposure to various career fields through a group mentoring||Girls||6-9th graders|
|Elimu Empowerment Services||Promotes academic success to high school students who are refugees, African American and students from other ethnic groups||Boys/Girls|