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 19, 2023, and award nominations will remain open until Friday, December 15, 2022. This award ceremony puts a spotlight on the phenomenal impact mentorship has on Charlotte youth.
Consider nominating a deserving Charlotte mentor, mentee, or mentoring organization that is making a difference in the Charlotte community for a 2023 MMA Award.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Mentor of the Year
- Mentee of the Year
- Best Collaboration in Mentoring
- Grassroots Mentoring Organization of the Year
- Peer Mentor of the Year
- Educator Mentor of the Year