The Miami Mentoring Collaboartive
Four of Miami's leading mentoring agencies have partnerd in a one-of-kind collaborative to support all efforts towards building a mentor-rich community across Miami-Dade County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Educate Tomorrow, Hope for Miami and Communities In Schools are joining forces to form the "Miami Mentoring Collaborative (MMC)" with a mission to increase the number of youth that get mentoring in the county as well as improve the quality of their matches.
Beginning soon with a much needed recruitment campaign to enroll volunteers in areas of Miami where mentoring is greatly in demand, the MMC hopes to bring more mentors to a huge waiting list of at-risk youth. Through this campaign the MMC will offer a series of events uniting the volunteers from all agencies giving them the opportunity to greet and mingle and learn from experts in the field about the topics related to mentoring.
The MMC through the Mentoring Resrouce Center at Big Brothers Big Sisters will also bridge gaps in service by helping each other enroll the youth and the volunteers into the program that is the right fit for each by referring them to the right program within one of the collabirative agencies. The Mentoring Resource Center will also provide capacity building opportunities for each agency such as staff development trainings.
To find out more about the Miami Mentoring Collaborative please contact Marianne Weiss at 305 644 0066 ext 228 or Brett McNaught at 305 374 3751.