About Us

Promoting Quality Mentoring in Washington State

MENTOR Washington, formerly Mentoring Works Washington, is a public-private partnership founded in 2004 as a source of support for the hundreds of mentoring organizations across our state.

Our Mission: To promote, support, and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development, academic success, and job and career readiness.

Our Vision: That every young person in Washington State has the supportive relationships they need to thrive and lead happy and successful lives.

The Mentoring Gap

We estimate there are more than 240,000 children in Washington State who could benefit from having a mentor and only 23,000 who have one. This leaves a gap of more than 200,000 youth without a mentor.
MENTOR Washington leads the effort to close this gap by:

Our Board

Our board inspires us to do the work that we do. Read more about them here: Our Board


Our Team

Meet our team, who come together to help support mentoring across Washington State.
Our Team


Program Advisory Council

The Program Advisory Council serves as an advisory group for MW’s staff and supports the mentoring movement in Washington State.
Program Advisory Council


Champions of Mentoring

Collaborating with our partners on projects and initiatives is one of the most important ways MW supports the statewide mentoring community. Champions of Mentoring


Financial Information

MENTOR Washington is committed to providing transparent financial information. Financial Information


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