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Be a Mentor, Impact a Life: Alexandria Recognizing National Mentoring Month All January

Mentoring University will help adults learn how to mentor


ALEXANDRIA, VA-January is National Mentoring Month. In recognition, the City of Alexandria has a number of events planned that are aimed at helping youth. The Alexandria Mentorship Partnership (AMP) is overseeing the events to illustrate the importance and impact of mentoring. The events, which include the start of Mentor University for adults who want to learn how to be a mentor, will create mentorship opportunities “and create positive, lasting change in the Alexandria community,” according to an Alexandria eNews bulletin.

A listing and description of each event follows:

City Council Proclamation & Mentoring Celebration: “Mentoring Matters”  

  • Date: January 9, 2024
  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: City Council Chambers

Register for this event.

Description: Enjoy engaging activities, delicious food, and drinks while connecting with fellow mentoring supporters. The highlight will be the official proclamation during the City Council meeting, declaring January as Alexandria Mentoring Month. Don’t forget to register and bring your Mentor/Mentees for an accurate headcount!

Mentor University Launch: A Free College for Caring Adults

  • Date: January 9, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual

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Description: AMP is thrilled to announce the grand launch of Mentor University, a free college for caring adults. Join us at 7:30 p.m. for an inspiring virtual event introducing Mentor University—a place where caring adults continue to learn, grow, and make a lasting difference through mentorship. Be part of this empowering initiative!

Join the City for a Month-Long Celebration!  

Come together as a community to celebrate the power of mentorship and its incredible impact on the city. Some additional events and initiatives include a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Mentor Workshops, and multiple trainings that empower youth and communities.

Alexandria Mentoring Partnership Open House   

  • Date: January 31, 2024
  • Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Lyceum

Register for the AMP Mentor Open House

Description: Join AMP for an inspiring evening celebrating mentoring programs across Alexandria. The Mentor Open House will showcase our various initiatives, and we’ll honor Mayor Justin Wilson for his outstanding support. The highlight of the evening will be a special performance by the talented Sympatico Youth Choir, symbolizing the harmonious support mentors provide to the youth in our community.

View the full list of events and trainings in January at

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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