Mayor's Mentoring Alliance

Mentor and Mentee talking on bleachers

About the Alliance:

The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance educates mentoring organizations about best practices and mentoring standards, ignites impactful and enduring mentor-mentee relationships and connects Charlotte's mentoring


We understand the importance of mentoring and how it can change the lives of local youth. Mentors not only provide their mentees with someone who cares about them, but they also help them:

  • Improve academic skills
  • Set career goals
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Stay in school
  • Deal with day-to-day challenges

Mentoring is linked to improved academic, social, and economic prospects for youth. When you volunteer to become a mentor, you are not only positively impacting someone's life. You are ultimately helping to strengthen our local community and workforce. 


National Mentoring Month 2019
Each January, we celebrate National Mentoring Month, honoring the work of local mentors, mentees and agencies that not only positively impact Charlotte's youth, but also help to strengthen our local economy and workforce. No matter where you are in your journey – looking for a mentor, interested in becoming a mentor, actively engage a mentee, or participate in a mentoring organization – we want to celebrate with you.




Join us for a series of events designed to help you discover more about mentoring, connect you to mentoring opportunities, and empower mentors and mentees alike.

Mentor 101 Training
Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., The Carole Hoefener Center
To celebrate Charlotte's 250th birthday, the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance has set a goal of training 250 new mentors. This training will teach attendees the fundamental skills that shape an effective mentor.
Registration is free, and you can RSVP here:

Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Awards
Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Project 658 
The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Awards recognizes the extraordinary impact mentorship has on our community. At this event, we will honor mentors, mentees, and mentoring organizations in the categories of Mentor of the Year, Mentee of the Year, Best Collaboration in Mentoring, Grassroots Mentoring Organization of the Year, Law Enforcement Mentoring Partner of the Year, Educator Mentoring Partner of the Year. Attire for this event is business. RSVP here:

Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Mentor Mingle
Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Heist Brewery
Do you want to learn about mentoring? Meet others who are interested in mentoring? During our Mentor Mingle, come out and connect with individuals and organization who can provide mentor/mentee opportunities! Registration for this event is free. RSVP here:

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.

Join the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Advisory Board!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance (MMA) Advisory Board! For your application to be considered, you must complete and submit this application form, inclusive of your resume, through the link above by 11:59 p.m. on August 2, 2019. 


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.


For more information contact:

Tiffany Johnson
Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Specialist