Explore how you can advocate for youth mentoring and identity-affirming projects.

Contact Your Representatives


North Carolina General Assembly Contact Info | 2021-2022 Session

Reach out to your representatives directly.

South Carolina General Assembly Contact Info | 2021-2022 Session

Meet with Your Local Legislators

Youth Mentoring Collaborative encourages program partners, stakeholders, and those who are passionate about youth mentoring to meet with their local legislators to advocate for the mentoring field.

Not sure what to say? Check out the resources below about the benefits of mentoring, or email Malenia Swinton at for assistance.

  1. The Mentoring Effect
  2. The Power of Relationships

Stay tuned for our advocacy toolkit!


Stay tuned for our Advocacy Toolkit, coming soon! In the meantime, access existing resources for advocacy.

Youth Advocacy

Plan International's "The Education We Want: An Advocacy Toolkit" was made possible through collaboration by UNGEI and UNICEF.

Advocacy Toolkits

  • Save the Children's in-depth "Advocacy Toolkit" is a great resource for understanding, effective planning, goal setting, and follow through in terms of advocacy.
  • Bolder Advocacy's "Public Charities Can Lobby" is a framework for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to lobby.
  • Prosperity Now's "Advocacy Toolkit" speaks broadly to advocacy, including the types of advocacy, lobbying at the Federal and State levels, and how to communicate for change.

“Advocacy is empathy, compassion and community at work.” - Janna Cachola


Stay Up-To-Date

Get involved with YMC by checking out our events calendar. We post events for those inside and outside the mentoring movement.



Looking for more information? Head to our Resources page to find materials for organizations, caregivers, and youth.

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Our Guiding Principles

In understanding more about who we are and what we do, you must learn about Critical Perspectives on Mentoring.