500 Virtual Mentor Challenge

Accept the Challenge!

September 29 – January 31, 2021

THE PREDICAMENT: This 2020-21 school year is not like most. COVID-19 has caused schools to teach virtually instead of in-person, which has led to various new challenges for school-aged youth. Recent research on the academic and social/emotional impacts of the pandemic reveals that a large portion of school-aged young people have experienced increased levels of disconnectedness and social isolation, anxiety and general demotivation. With negative impacts like these, the need for quality mentoring has exacerbated.

THE SOLUTION: With this reality in mind, Maryland MENTOR has initiated the “500 Virtual Mentor Recruitment Challenge” campaign with the support of Thread, Big Brother Big Sister of Central Maryland, Community Youth Advance, Best Kids, and close to 50+ Mentoring and Out of School Time programs within Maryland and Washington D.C. This campaign has been possible by the support of Walmart, Under Armor, and other partners across the state. This campaign will provide mentoring programs with the opportunity to promote their program and obtain quality mentors. The goals of this challenge are to:

If you have additional questions please reach out to Sara Haile at Shaile@marylandmentor.net

New Virtual Mentor Info Sessions

Would you like more information before completing your virtual mentor application? Check out our most recent mentor info session here!

Would your Program or Organization like to join the Challenge?

If your agency, organization, or corporation would like to get involved or host a special info session click here to download our partner deck! You can also click here to download our social media toolkit so you can help amplify the campaign!

Thank you to our Program Partners!

This campaign would not be possible without our amazing program partners. Click on a program name to learn more! Interested in working with a specific program? Please note in your application.


All 4 ONE Creative Arts
Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development
Baltimore Curriculum Project
EWN Mentoring
FullBlast STEAM
George Washington Elementary School
iMentor Baltimore
I Believe In Me Girls, Inc.
Imagine Me Ministries
Johns Hopkins Univeristy- School of Public Health, Center for Adolescent Health
Lead4Life, Inc.
Leading Ladies
Let’s Thrive Baltimore
Living Classrooms – Ascend through Music Program
Mentoring Her
Mentoring Mentors
National Mentoring Project
No Boundaries Coalition
Patterson Park Public Charter School, Inc.
P-TECH Healthcare Dunbar
Soccer Without Borders
The DIVA Effect
Therapeutic Mentoring Program of Catholic Charities Baltimore
U.S. Dream Academy
Villa Maria School (Catholic Charities of Baltimore)
Y of Central Maryland

Prince George’s County

CASA of Prince George’s County MD
Push4Greatness, Inc.
Tuesday’s Children Youth Mentoring

Montgomery County

Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI)
Future Link
SciTech2U Inc.

Washington, D.C.

Capital Partners for Education
College Bound
Generation Hope
Kid Power Inc.
Men Of Color Alliance (MOCA)