MENTOR Virginia aims to strengthen program quality by building internal capacity of mentoring programs and youth development organizations in Virginia. MENTOR Virginia’s primary initiative for capacity-building is the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
With a focus on the organizational systems that directly impact the quality of youth mentoring relationships, the MENTOR Virginia VISTA Program infuses human capital resources into select start-up or existing host mentoring programs to support and/or develop organizational capacity and resiliency and to drive improved outcomes. Serving full time for one service year, VISTA members support the development and improvement of organizational systems for mentoring programs. An emphasis is placed on the implementation of initiatives to support stronger mentoring relationships and increase the number of matches, especially where mentoring gaps have been identified. To learn more about the MENTOR Virginia VISTA program or to apply to become a VISTA host site, click here.