MEGA Mentors was selected as a Host Site as part of the MENTOR Virginia AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) program.
Each year, MENTOR Virginia partners with Virginia-based organizations seeking to develop or enhance mentoring programs, to host one or more VISTA Members at their organization.
VISTA is a national service program designed to fight poverty through capacity-building and provides indirect service for organizations by creating and implementing programs that focus on poverty. This program is one of the ways MENTOR Virginia is helping mentoring programs to build capacity and strengthen best practices for the mentoring field.
Since 1965, over 220,000 VISTA Members have served at nonprofit, faith-based, government, and community agencies across the U.S., empowering millions of low-income individuals every year.
“We are very honored and look forward to starting our partnership with MENTOR Virginia as a VISTA Host Site,” said Greg Hillman, a MEGA Mentor who spearheaded the partnership between the organizations. “We look forward to the positive impact it will have on our programs and kids.”