About Us

Advocating, Educating, and Setting Quality Standards

MENTOR Minnesota, formerly the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, launched in 1994 as a community initiative to promote mentoring for Minnesota youth. For over 20 years, we have led the mentoring movement to ensure youth and mentors have access to high-quality mentoring experiences through our network of 200 mentoring programs.

Our Vision: Quality mentoring experiences for all young people

Our Mission: Our mission is to build and elevate the capacity of programs, systems, and policies to strengthen youth mentoring relationships.

Our Guiding Principles:

What We Do

MENTOR Minnesota supports and collaborates with more than 200 mentor programs that serve approximately 130,000 youth of all ages (primarily 8-18) in mentoring relationships across Minnesota. While growth is a vital component of connecting more young people with mentors, we are dedicated to making sure those connections are quality matches, made through quality mentoring programs.

Why We Do What We Do

Mentoring works! Young people who have mentors have a better chance of succeeding and are more likely to make positive choices. Yet, in Minnesota, there are an estimated 250,000 young people who need and could benefit from an adult mentor.

Our Leadership

MENTOR Minnesota’s strength is in the commitment, expertise, and work of its board, volunteers, and connection to our national office. Read more about our strong leadership here.


Our Strategic Partners

We cannot do this work alone. MENTOR Minnesota is grateful for the generous support and contributions we have received in support of youth mentoring. Read more about our strategic partners and check out our annual reports here.

Strategic Partners

Our Staff

Meet our team who help drive the quality mentoring movement in Minnesota.

Our Staff

Work with Us

Want to join our team? Check out our current openings.


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