MentorPrize

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MentorPrize (mentorprize.org) aims to mitigate the chronic shortage of mentors in the D.C. area so children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds get the emotional, academic and/or professional support everyone deserves. The organization recruits mentors and refers them to mentoring programs that serve a wide range of constituents—from homeless kids to first-generation college students. MentorPrize has referred more than 380 mentors to their nonprofit partners in Montgomery County.

HEADQUARTERED: Washington, D.C.

SERVES: Metro region

WHAT A DONATION BUYS:

• $300 underwrites the matchmaking for a mentor-mentee pair.
• $1,000 provides a sponsorship of a mentors and mentees event.
• $10,000 pays for a large portion of a mentor coordinator’s salary.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

• Weekly: Serve as a mentor for one of 16 nonprofit partners.