Mentor a Child, Change Two Lives

If you’ve been looking for a way to give back—and help our communities’ youth—then please consider volunteering with the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership, which is currently in need of 20 mentor volunteers to serve the children enrolled in its many programs. Mentors spend an average of one hour a week working with their assigned child; scheduling is flexible and based on the mentor’s availability, and the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership will train mentors and provide support and materials throughout the mentor relationship. 
Mentors and tutors are also specifically needed to serve homeless and at-risk children at Community Lodgings’ programs in Alexandria. Particular needs include up to 10 female mentors to work with girls, as well as after-school tutors for elementary-age students (3:00 to 4:30 pm) and for middle-school students (4:30 to 6:00). After mentors and tutors are screened and admitted into the program, Community Lodgings provides all the necessary orientation and training.
Mentoring can make a real difference in the life of a child: Mentored youth are 60 percent more likely to graduate from high school! To find out how you can help, contact Loralei Coyle at the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership at or at 703.746.4506. For more information about Community Lodgings, contact Jim Dempsey at or at 703.739.5856.