The YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance (NMA) provides supportive adult mentors to thousands of YouthBuild students across the United States and its territories through an innovative approach that combines group and one-on-one mentoring.

NMA programs provide a full fifteen months of mentoring to YouthBuild students by tapping into the natural assets of the youth and community. By employing group mentoring in the first three months to support one-on-one matches over the next twelve months, NMA programs are able to recruit volunteers more easily, build trust between mentors and mentees more quickly, and sustain longer and more effective mentoring relationships. This fact sheet describes this evidence based model and its impact on YouthBuild students, mentors and staff.