Youth Mentoring Programs in Northern VA:
All programs listed serve at-risk youth and/or teens in individual adult-to-youth matches unless otherwise noted.
Many programs are also looking for qualified adult volunteers, ages 21 and above.
Please contact these programs directly.
(Meet at schools, at set times, during school hours)
MentorWorks (Fairfax County Public Schools)
Eligibility: Youth must be a FCPS student in a school site with an active mentoring program. Waiting lists may apply.
Contact: Kristen Woodward
(Meet at various public locations at times established by mentoring pair)
BeFriend-A-Child (Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services)
Eligibility: Children between the ages of 5-12 whose families are involved with Fairfax County’s DFS. Children are referred by their DFS worker. Volunteers interested in becoming mentors must be at least 21 years of age.
Contact: Jacilyn Skupien
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area
Eligibility: See website. Waiting lists may apply.
Contact: Mirna Quiroga
FACETS (Specific Communities in Centreville and Fairfax)
Eligibility: Youth or families must be active in other FACETS programs. Waiting lists may apply.
Contact: Ken Bradford
RISE Mentoring Program (Falls Church Juvenile Court Services)
Eligibility: Serves youth involved with FCJCS. Waiting lists may apply.
Contact: Megan Graham
Phone: (703) 248-5434
Naomi Project/Our Daily Bread (Fairfax County)
Eligibility: Serves perinatal teens and adults. Waiting lists may apply.
Contact: Jessica Ramones
Northern VA Family Service (Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County)
Serves youth at risk for gang involvement in the IPE program and other mentoring programs. Waiting lists may apply.
Contact: Henry Amaya
Many other organizations in NoVA provide mentoring of other types, including family mentoring, group mentoring, and virtual (e-mentoring). For more information about these opportunities, please visit http://www.mentoring.org/get_involved/become_a_mentor.
For mentoring opportunities in the City of Alexandria, please visit the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership at http://alexandriava.gov/Mentoring
For mentoring opportunities outside of northern Virginia, please visit the Virginia Mentoring Partnership at http://www.vamentoring.org/