Mayor's Mentoring Alliance

Mayor talking with kid at Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Awards Gala.

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.

Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance (MMA) Mentor Mingle ft. Keith Cradle 

Movement in Mentoring – Outdoors Impact on Mentoring | Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Registrer here to participate:

Join MMA for our April installment of the Movement in Mentoring series that will explore the benefits of the great outdoors as a learning ground for the mentoring experience. Dr. Keith Cradle, Youth Services Director, outdoorsman, and art aficionado will serve as the facilitator for the event. He will offer insight from his experience working with court-involved youth and share information about his non-profit organization, Camping with Cradle, which seeks to better connect youth with the benefits of the outdoors. 

Mission Statement:

The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance (MMA) connects Charlotte mentoring organizations to promote mentoring and its best practices through trainings and workshops, recognition, and establishing quality standards for service delivery.

The Locator:

We have partnered with MeckEd and the Mecklenburg County Youth Coalition (MCYC) to have one community locator that serves as a resource to connect mentors and mentees to agencies as well as to assist in search of out of school time programming for youth. Please visit to find the right program for you.

For more information contact:

Tiffany Johnson
Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Specialist