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.

January 2022 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 2022 Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Awards will take place virtually on Thursday, January 20, 2022 and award nominations will remain open until Friday, December 10, 2021. 
This award ceremony puts a spotlight on the phenomenal impact mentorship has on Charlotte youth. At this virtual event, 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
  • Outstanding Pivot of the Year by a Mentoring Organization
  • Educator Mentor of the Year
Submit your nomination here:

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