Mayor's Mentoring Alliance

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About the Alliance:

Educate. Ignite. Connect. The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance (MMA) educates mentoring organizations about best practices and mentoring standards, 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.

Join us for our 2020 Mentoring Initiative:

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January 2020 is National Mentoring Month

Each January, we celebrate National Mentoring Month, highlighting those who selflessly serve as mentors, mentees, and work with mentoring organizations across our community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, looking for a mentor, are currently a mentor or mentee, we welcome you to celebrate the magic of mentoring with us this month! All events are free.

Mentor Mingle – Hosted by MMA & Eustress, Inc.

January 7, 6p – 8p

Queens Coffee Bar, 1720 Pegram St.

The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance has partnered with Eustress, Inc. to present an Adult Coloring Night as our next Mentor Mingle. Get connected with others who are passionate about mentoring and meet mentoring agencies representatives while enjoying an evening of self care. Come ready to connect and color!

Register here:


Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Awards

January 16, 6p – 8p

Project 658, 3646 Central Ave.

The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Awards recognizes the remarkable impact mentorship has on our community. At this event, awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Educator Mentoring Partner of the Year
  • Law Enforcement Mentoring Partner of the Year
  • Grassroots Mentoring Partner of the Year
  • Peer Mentor of the Year
  • Mentee of the Year
  • Mentor of the Year


Join us for a magical evening celebrating extraordinary mentorship!

Register here:


Mentor 102 Training

January 21, 6p – 8p

MeckEd, 5104 Reagan Dr., Suite 12

Join the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance for our upcoming Mentor 102: Mental Health for Mentors training.

Register 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