About the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance:
Educate. Ignite. Connect. The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance (MMA) educates mentoring organizations about best practices and mentoring standards through trainings and workshops, ignites impactful and enduring mentor-mentee relationships, and connects Charlotte's mentoring community.
We understand the importance of mentoring and how it can change the lives of youth. Mentors not only provide their mentee with someone who cares about them, but they also help them:
- Improve academic and social skills
- Set career goals
- Improve self-esteem
- Stay in school
- Deal with day-to-day challenges
Mentoring is linked to enhanced academic, social, and economic prospects for youth. When you decide to become a mentor, you are not only making a commitment to positively impact someone's life. You are also ultimately helping to strengthen our local community and workforce.
January 2023 is National Mentoring Month
Each January, we celebrate National Mentoring Month, highlighting those who selflessly serve as mentors and mentees, and the work of mentoring organizations across our community.
The 2023 Mayor's Mentoring Alliance (MMA) Awards will take place on Thursday, January 19th from 6p – 7p! This event recognizes the extraordinary impact mentorship has on our Charlotte community. At this virtual event, the City of Charlotte will honor mentors, mentees, and mentoring organizations with awards in the following categories: Mentor of the Year, Mentee of the Year, Best Collaboration in Mentoring, Grassroots Mentoring Organization of the Year, and Educator Mentor of the Year.
free to attend. The award ceremony will take place via Zoom and be livestreamed to the Housing & Neighborhood Services page on
Facebook as well.
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