The 2022 Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Awards will be held on Jan. 20 and nomination applications will be accepted through Dec. 10.
A valuable resource in Charlotte for the mentoring community is the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance. The alliance educates mentoring organizations about best practices and mentoring standards, ignites impactful and enduring mentor-mentee relationships and connects Charlotte’s mentoring community.
Last year, The Males Places was selected mentoring organization of the year.
The Males Place, Inc., established in 1993, has consistently demonstrated superior leadership work by supporting young men in our community, and continuing to do so throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Led by Reggie Singleton, the organization focuses on intervention through self-awareness, which leads to a reduction in youth delinquency.
“Effective mentors may fill the gap when those socializing forces are inadequate,” said Baba Reggie Singleton, founder and director of The Males Place. “Effective mentoring delays early sexual involvement and unintended pregnancy, reduces crime, violence, and gives those that are marginalized and victimized by the inequalities of society a chance at a productive life.”
Individuals and organizations nominated must live or work in and serve the residents of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nominees must not have received an MMA Award in the same (or similar) category within the past two years.
Nominations must be submitted for work done by individuals and organizations within the year 2021.
Here are the award categories for The Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance:
· Mentor of the Year
· Mentee of the Year
· Best Collaboration in Mentoring
· Grassroots Mentoring Organization of the Year
· Outstanding Pivot of the Year by a Mentoring Organization
· Educator Mentor of the Year
To learn about mentoring or meet others who are interested in mentoring, you can attend a Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Mentor Mingle and connect with individuals and organization who can provide mentor and mentee opportunities.
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