About Us

MENTOR Rhode Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of quality mentoring services for Rhode Island youth.

VISION

We envision a Rhode Island where all youth are connected to relationships with adults who inspire and support them.  All youth will have role models who provide a road map for lifelong success and achievement.

MISSION

Our mission is to ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults

 

WHAT WE DO

  • MENTOR Rhode Island coordinates school-based mentoring programs in Warwick, Woonsocket, Cranston, Pawtucket, and Newport/Middletown serving nearly 300 students! The vast majority of teachers, parents, mentors, and mentees report high satisfaction levels with the program as well as improved academic and social indicators for mentees.
  • MENTOR Rhode Island supports a statewide network of 53 mentoring programs serving 37 Rhode Island cities and towns. MENTOR Rhode Island provides these programs training in the best practices in mentoring (The Elements of Effective Practice), and assists them with recruitment and overall advocacy for mentoring. Combined with its direct service programs more than 5,000 young people are being served by MENTOR Rhode Island and its partners.
  • MENTOR Rhode Island serves as Rhode Island’s only technical assistance provider for the National Mentoring Resource Center; assisting both network partners and other organizations who want to create or improve their mentoring program.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Innovation               

We will be innovative in our programming, be flexible in our approach and plan with foresight.

Excellence              

We will strive for excellence in customer service, provide high-quality programming, achieve measurable outcomes and be a leading force in the mentoring field.

Learning                  

We will be a learning organization, carefully listening to our partners and service community, seeking to understand the needs of Rhode Island youth and adapting our approach to adopt what we learn into practice.

Collaborative Leadership           

We will be leaders in the mentoring community by driving collaboration, openly and actively communicating with partners, building awareness and inspiring teamwork.

Trust                         

We will keep our promises and the commitments we make.