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Who is MPLI?

The Mentoring Partnership of Long Island (MPLI) is the “go to authority” when it comes to safe and effective mentoring on Long Island. We are a small not-for profit, located in Hauppauge and serve the entire Long Island Community. All of our services are free to other not-for-profits like schools, social service agencies and religious organizations.

In 2013, MPLI celebrated its 20th anniversary.

MPLI’s Vision and Our Mission

MPLI’s vision is simple. We want every child on Long Island in need to have a caring adult mentor. Our mission is to enable every child on Long Island with need to be paired with a caring adult mentor in a quality, structured mentoring program.

What is Mentoring?

A mentor is a caring adult who is available to a young person on a consistent basis to be a friend and adviser in a non-judgmental manner. Mentoring programs are normally structured and run under the auspices of schools, faith based or community organizations.

Mentoring Partnership of Long Island - Fact Sheet:

The Mentoring Partnership of Long Island celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. We currently

  • Conduct approximately 100 separate training seminars each year and train approximately 1,250 new mentors
  • Help start approximately 25 new programs each year, the majority of which are site based and run by schools.
  • Support approximately 200 existing programs serving approximately 7,500 young people
  • o   We help start mentoring programs

Our technical assistance in design and implementation helps insure successful and quality mentoring programs.

  • o   We assist in recruiting and training mentoring volunteers

Our public communication efforts result in significant numbers of volunteers and, our training classes not only teach and reinforce the elements of effective practice, but also substantially improve volunteer retention.

  • o   We provide technical assistance to ongoing mentoring programs

We bring our expertise into programs and diagnose program strengths and weaknesses in order to improve mentor/mentee relationships.

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