Volunteer Square is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Greater Bridgeport Mentoring Collaborative. Through our site, we will assist with mentor recruitment, build awareness around the need for mentoring and help increase visibility for programs operating in the area. We were thrilled to be asked by The Governor's Prevention Partnership to expand our partnership to Greater Bridgeport after successfully partnering with the Stamford Collaborative back in February. We've added a page dedicated to the GB Mentoring Collaborative on our website that will feature information about how to get involved as a mentor, invitations to training and networking events, and news from participating agencies.
Originally launched as the Mentoring Institute back in 2009, the Greater Bridgeport Mentoring Collaborative is comprised of school and community-based mentoring programs in Southwest Connecticut. The Collaborative is facilitated by The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, the state affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. The Partnership provides training and technical assistance to mentoring programs, as well as convening urban mentoring collaboratives statewide.
The partnering agencies include Family ReENTRY, The Work Place, School Volunteer Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT, LifeBridge Community Services, the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport and the Human Services Council.
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