Our History

In 1990, a partnership was formed among Warwick Public Schools, MetLife and the Chamber Education Foundation (now d/b/a Mentor Rhode Island) to develop a mentoring program to help youth succeed. What started with 10 volunteer mentors from MetLife and 10 elementary school students (mentees) has grown to include nearly 300 mentoring pairs at all 26 Warwick Schools. Through the generosity of The Feinstein Foundation, we brought this successful model statewide, resulting in the development of the RI Mentoring Partnership, now d/b/a Mentor Rhode Island. Since 1999, Mentor Rhode Island has served as the statewide expert in mentoring.

Today:

We provide extensive training for mentors and mentor program coordinators. We offer collaboration among mentoring agencies, provide volunteer referral services, statewide marketing campaigns and advocacy for mentoring.

Accomplishments-2016

We operate:

The Feinstein Mentor Training Institute – offering high-quality trainings for mentors and mentor program coordinators.

The following one-to-one school-based mentoring programs (Mentors meet for one-hour per week with students on school grounds, during school hours.):

The Aquidneck Island Mentor Program
The Warwick Mentor Program
The Woonsocket Mentor Program
The Cranston Mentor Program