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Change the world, one relationship at a time. Mentor a child in Suffolk!

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The Up Center

  • 46 people are interested
Team Up Mentoring match
"He really does touch my heart." - 11 year old Langston Scott, talking about his Team Up Mentor Bruce Lalonde

It is amazing what a positive, supportive relationship with a caring adult can do for a child!

Team Up - Community Based Program - All you have to do is be a friend! Meet weekly with your mentee and participate in everyday activities, such as playing basketball or going to the beach. The match relationship contributes to the achievement of personal, social and educational growth for the child. This program requires a commitment of a few hours a week for one year.

Face Forward Group/One-on-one Mentoring - Do you have life experiences and success stories you could share with a mentee? This is a federally funded program which matches volunteer mentors with first time juvenile offenders, ages 16 - 24. The goal is to provide consistent adult role models to help youth handle the challenges of life. Groups meet together for the first 14 weeks. One-on-one mentoring continues for the rest of the year.

Team Up Mentoring provides its members with fun events and supervision of the match pairs.

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About The Up Center


Team Up Mentoring, 1805 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23707, US

Mission Statement

We envision a strong community in Eastern Virginia comprised of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy individuals of all ages. Simply stated, our mission is to help people live better lives.


The Team Up mentoring program was formed to fill the gap created when Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of South Hampton Roads closed. The program matches adults age 20 and older with kids ages 6 to 17. The mentors serve as role models to youths, who often come from single parent homes or or foster care and who desire more time with a responsible, caring adult. There are two programs available:

Community Program -- This program requires a commitment of a few hours a week for one year. The mentor and child meet weekly to participate in everyday activities, such as playing basketball or going to the beach.

Face Forward Mentoring Program -- Mentor first time offenders ages 16-24 in a group setting for 3 1/2 months and one-on-one for the remainder of the year. The goal is help them not re-offend by sharing your life experiences and by offering support and encouragement.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Team Up MentoringSuffolk, VA 23434





  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 -2 hours/week for 1 year.

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