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. 


Register to attend the MMA Panel Discussion on Mental Health For Youth that will take place on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Beatties Ford Road Library. Thus far, Justin Perry – Owner of Perry Counseling and Mental Healing, and Lakisha Harris – Licensed Counselor will be on the panel. You should also expect to hear from a representative from the Mental Health Association of the Central Carolinas.


Join the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance for our annual awards ceremony that celebrates the work of local mentors, mentees, and mentoring agencies at Project 658 on January 17, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to recognize their contributions to mentorship in our community. Register below:

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.

We're Accepting Nominations!

If you wish to nominate a deserving individual or program that has made a difference in the lives of Charlotte children and youth through commitment to mentoring, please complete an application. Nominations for the 2019 Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Awards will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2018.



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