Stay Tuned for VMP's New Look!

In January, VMP will be launching a new look!

Stay tuned for changes, which include fresh colors and new logo. 

Though our communications may look different, VMP maintains the same commitment to quality mentoring throughout Virginia. We are excited to share our new look with you in the new year!

January is National Mentoring Month


January 2015 is National Mentoring Month. Throughout the month, VMP will be coordinating programming and awareness efforts to build the visibility of mentoring across the state. Some important dates include:

  • January 8, 2015: I am a Mentor Day
  • January 15, 2015: Thank Your Mentor Day 
  • January 20, 2015: Mentoring Advocacy Day at General Assembly
  • January 28-30, 2015: National Mentoring Summit
Click here to learn more about National Mentoring Month, these events, or how you or your program can be involved. 
Training Opportunities for Mentors and Program Staff

Check out our upcoming January trainings!

Mentoring with Sensitivity to LGBTQ Youth (Facilitated by ROSMY): 

January 13th, 5:30-7:30pm 

Learn more and register here 

New Mentor Training: Mentoring 101:

January 20th, 5:30-7:30pm   

Learn more and register here 

Click here to view VMP's 2015 calendar.

New Year Brings Changes to VMP
The end of the year is bittersweet for the VMP team, as we say goodbye to our Director of Programs, Rebekah Holbrook, and wish her well in her new role as Director of Community Impact: Education at the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. 

Rebekah has been a part of the VMP family for more than 9 years, serving in several different roles, and has truly been a dedicated leader in our agency. From her years of providing trainings and consultation to mentors and mentoring programs, to her successful development of a quality improvement process to help programs enhance their quality, Rebekah has had an incredible impact on the strength and growth of the mentoring field in Richmond and throughout Virginia.  

"I am very excited for the opportunity to look at positive youth development from a new angle and contribute to the nonprofit community in different way. However, VMP has been my professional home since 2005 and I have come to know many wonderful people in the mentoring field during that time. So I am leaving with mixed emotions," Rebekah reflects. All of us at VMP know that she will not be far away, and that mentoring will always be a part of her life. 

Rebekah and her mentee, Madelaine

THANK YOU to Rebekah Holbrook for her hard work, thoughtful leadership, and outstanding dedication to Virginia Mentoring Partnership. We will miss you, but send you off with all of our good wishes and support!

--The VMP Team 
There's Still Time to Support Our Annual Fund
As we come to the end of 2014, VMP also closes out its fiscal year. We have not yet reached our annual fund goal, and we would appreciate your help. Any gift, no matter the size, helps us to provide our services to support mentors and mentoring programs--and ultimately children in Virginia who need a mentor. 

To those of you who have supported us in 2014, THANK YOU. And if you haven't yet, there is still time!

Save the Date for the 13th Annual Virginia Mentoring Awards and Conference
The 13th Annual Virginia Mentoring Awards will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. 

This event recognizes and celebrates outstanding mentors and programs from across the Commonwealth. Click here to learn more about previous awards events.

2014 Outstanding Mentor Award Winner
Tim Kuhn with Adriana Gomez

From our team here at VMP,
Happy holidays, and best wishes for the new year!

Virginia Mentoring Partnership
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Richmond, VA 23220

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