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