Who We Are


A world where Black youth have equal opportunity to reach their full potential and become leaders in their communities.


Mentoring Mentors’ mission is to enhance academic achievement, inspire confidence, and expose youth to positive mentoring experiences that transform the trajectory of their future.

Mentoring Mentors cultivates the next generation of Black community leaders by facilitating near-to-peer mentorships that build confidence, provide academic support, promote social-emotional development and give Black youth the tools and supports needed to manifest their dreams. 

About us

Mentoring Mentors is a Baltimore-based non-profit that supports youth 11- 18 through an intergenerational, near-to-peer model that promotes interdependency, long-term relationships and commitment to the community. Since its founding in 2014, Mentoring Mentors has served nearly 200 students.

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  • Having positive role models and support system that encourages the pursuit of excellence and sense of community breaks the negative pattern and provides a more hopeful and encouraging outlook.


Over time, mentees develop the skills required to become mentors, so that they can act as leaders in their own communities.


The four focus drives Mentoring Mentors’ yearly focal program outcomes. Some of the focus areas may overlap within any given stage of youth development. The goal is to create a generational culture that steers youth towards relation, community, and commitment. The four focus:

  1. Stronger relationships and positive influences that can demonstrate what it means to be part of a healthy community and sustain meaningful relationships.
  2. New approaches to socio-emotional learning that provide skills and strategies that help them thrive, even – or especially – in challenging circumstances.
  3. Academic support that allows our youth to reach higher and demand more of themselves and their educational systems.
  4. Partners who can connect our youth to better educational, workforce, and community-focused opportunities.  
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Make an Impact on the Mentoring Movement

In real life, who do you turn to? 9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. Your help can ensure every young person has someone to turn to every time.

Our Mentors

“Mentoring Mentors has given me a great opportunity to help others in my community and make a positive change.”
Malik Forrester
“To me mentoring the girls means giving back. Inspiring the next generation to be great. I signed up to be a mentor to help the girls reach their full potential. I truly believe with the right guidance and right role models these girl will be something amazing”
Ayanna Urena
“A lot of mentoring groups [say] ‘this is your mentor,’ and they send you off. This is not like that. This is family,” Henley said. “What we’re doing is different. We’re actually building relationships and connecting with each other.”
Josh Henley
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