This time of year, we are reminded to appreciate those who make a difference. VMP is thankful for the programs, volunteers, staff, and supporters of mentoring who do so much to promote mentoring and impact the lives of Virginia's youth.
Thank you to volunteers who provide a consistent positive presence in the lives of youth. This training season, VMP trained more than 1,200 volunteers
in the tools and preparation necessary
to promote a high quality, sustainable match. We are grateful to all who participated! Check out our training calendar
for additional dates for mentor training.
Do you feel like you could benefit from more training in a specific topic? Feel free to let us know on January 21st at our next Mentor Meet-up, an informal social for mentors to express successes and challenges in their mentoring relationships. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of building your relationship!
Thank you to mentoring program staff for their hard work in implementing high quality practices. So far this year, VMP has provided over 100 hours of technical assistance to programs looking to improve their practices. To request technical assistance at no cost through the National Mentoring Resource Center, click here.
VMP would like to express a special thank you to the programs in the final stages of completing the Quality Based Membership process
: AMP! Metro Richmond, SOHO: Space of Her Own, Alexandria, Casa Chirilagua, BEST Kids, Henrico Heroes R.I.C.H.(Revealing Inner Character & Hope), and Power of One. These programs have committed to improving their quality in alignment with research-based standards. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to excellence!
Thank you to all of VMP's donors, funders, and sponsors for your generous contributions which allow us to partner with mentoring organizations and provide needed services.
From the Amazing Raise participants to our annual event sponsors; from our new supporters to our dedicated longtime donors: we are grateful for your gifts that help sustain our work.
Finally, we are thankful for our grant funding partners, who believe in the importance of VMP's role to ensure that mentoring for young people is high quality and high impact:
|Altria||The Dominion Foundation|
|Bank of America Foundation||Flashpoint Funds|
|The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation||George J. and Effie L. Seay Foundation|
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Midlothian Rotary Club
|Corporation for National and Community Service||Robins Foundation|
The Genworth Foundation
|The United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg|
It's not too late to help VMP reach our 2015 goals! To contribute to the 2015 annual fund, click here.