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.

Increasing Social Capital for Youth ft. George Metz

Tuesday, June 15th from 12 p.m. -1 p.m.  

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Effectively building and leveraging social capital is essential for economic mobility. Come explore tactical ways to secure the bonding relationships within the lives of youth and establish a foundation for them to effectively connect. Learn how to role model and teach them to build social capital within the ecosystem that includes their family, community, school, and other supports within their lives.

Resilience Project Virtual Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, June 15th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Trauma impacts everyone. In this training and discussion, you will learn how trauma is defined and the types of trauma we experience ranging from toxic stress and workplace trauma. We will discuss how the body processes adversity and share tools of how to build resilience.

The Community Resilience Project led by B.Y.E., LLC is an initiative with an aim to create awareness of the adverse impact of childhood experiences, trauma, and toxic stress through providing resources and information on resilience and trauma informed cared.

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