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Mayor's Mentoring Movement

Are you ready to join the movement?

In 2014, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined forces with Mass Mentoring Partnership to create the Mayor’s Mentoring Movement. This exciting initiative aims to increase the number of empowering relationships for youth in Boston.

We already exceeded our initial goal of recruiting at least 1,000 caring adult mentors to support young people in Boston. Now, we are working with our program partners to create even more of these relationships across the City, and we need you!

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Have questions? Contact:

Mayor's Office
Roxanne Longoria, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Become a mentor

We want to create consistent and enduring relationships that will help young people succeed. Will you sign up to become a mentor today?

Sign up to be a mentor

Partner Programs

Alray Scholars Program
Promising Boston students a second chance at college through scholarships, mentoring, and career services.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
A one-to-one mentoring program for youth ages 7-12 who could benefit from having an adult mentor.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Women in the community mentor 1,500 girls through enriching activities across the City.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
A safe haven filled with hope and opportunity that includes ongoing relationships with caring adults.
Boston Partners in Education
The program matches volunteer academic mentors from the community with K-12 students.
EVkids
Youth from Boston's inner city get the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential.
Friends of the Children - Boston
Engaging children from high-risk communities through 12 years of mentoring relationships.
Generations Incorporated
Improving the literacy skills of young children through grade three.
Hyde Square Task Force
Youth leaders in grades 9 - 11 meet with mentors for two to three hours per week.
Mass Mentoring Partnership
Serves more than 370 mentoring and youth development programs statewide.
Mother Caroline Academy
The Quality-Based Mentor Program provides support to seventh- and eighth-grade girls.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
The Mentor Match program matches young people with disabilities with caring adult mentors.
Read to a Child
The nonprofit strengthens society by inspiring adults to read aloud to children.
Silver Lining Mentoring
Mentors serve youth ages seven and older who are impacted by unique needs in foster care.
Sociedad Latina Mission Possible
Sociedad Latina works with youth and families to create the next generation of Latino leaders.
South Boston T.E.A.M.
Mentors are matched with South Boston youth between the ages of 8 and 16.
Strong Women, Strong Girls
The program connects elementary-school girls, undergraduate women, and professional women.
Urban Improv Mentoring Program - Freelance Players / Urban Improv
The program matches caring adults with Boston fourth- and fifth-graders in one-to-one relationships.

Personal stories

Personal stories
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Mayor's Mentoring Movement stories: Alray Scholars

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Mayor's Mentoring Movement stories: Strong Women, Strong Girls

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Mayor's Mentoring Movement stories: Dustin Thompson

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