CMP News & Announcements

Changes in Program Activities During Covid-19 Outbreak

The Leadership Team of the California Mentoring Partnership hopes that you and yours stay safe during the Coronavirus Pandemic! We also understand that the way programs do business, including the methods used by mentors and mentees to stay in touch, will change because of the requirements of social distancing. During this trying time, CMP will continue to update California Mentoring programs with tips sheets and strategies that will address the changing face of youth mentoring in our state. Please go to our resources page for pertinent documents under: "National Resources."

New Grant Opportunity -- Due May 26, 2020

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently put out a request for proposal entitled: Comprehensive Ant-Gang Programs for Youth. There will be up to 19 grants awarded, with maximums of $500,000 per grantee in Category 1: Intervention; and $230,000 per grantee in category 2: Supprestion. Services must be provided over a thee-year period. Responses to the grant are due on May 26, 2020. CMP is interested in collaborating with mentoring organizations. CMP can help with grant writing and program design; we can also provide training and support during the implementation of services. To read more, please go to:

National Mentoring Month Activities

January is National Mentoring Month! Below are some of the state and national celebrations and themes happening statewide and nationally.

January, 2020- Golden Bears of Mentoring Awards.  Check out our 2019 awardees and send in your nominations for 2020!

January, 2020 - California Virtual Hill Day. Our CA effort to mobilize and raise awareness for the power of mentoring with your elected officials and decision makers. Click here for the toolkit: CMP NMM Virtual Hill Day

January 14, 2020 - Big Brothers Big Sisters NMM State Proclamation

January 17, 2020 - International Mentoring Day. A day of international conversation on social media where photos, videos, and messages of powerful mentoring stories are shared.

January 20, 2020 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. A day to share in the inspirational words of Dr. MLK, Jr. and elevate the spirit of service through volunteerism.

January 29 - January 31, 2020 - MENTOR National Mentoring Summit

January 30, 2020 - #ThankYourMentor Day

We know that many of you have scheduled local activities to bring attention to the powerful impacts of mentoring, and we'd like to hear about them.  Email us at with your events and we'll post them on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected to CMP and other California mentoring programs.