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About MEGA Mentors

We are a mentoring organization based in Chesterfield County, Virginia. We believe in equal education for all and that all children deserve an equal opportunity to share in America's bounty through education and mentorship. We believe in working with public and private organizations to bring resources and attention to the needs of students to improve their success rate. We believe it takes a village to raise a child. Because of these beliefs, we are committed to our mission of growing this movement and helping at-risk students become more successful in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Respect, Responsibility, Effort and Achievement = Success.


To teach life skills, provide meaningful learning experiences and build leadership skills in African-American and other underrepresented Chesterfield County Public School students through mentoring, tutoring, experiential field trips and recognition.


To make a positive, measurable difference in the lives of African-American and other underrepresented students in the Chesterfield County Public School System. 

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Phone: (804) 639-8774

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MEGA Mentors
13900 Hull Street Road 
Midlothian, VA 23112

About the MEGA Mentors Program

The following schools currently participate in the program:


Read testimonials from students, school staff and mentors.


  • Provide group and/or one-on-one mentoring
  • Provide structured classroom and one-on-one tutoring services
  • Increase awareness of higher education and career opportunities for students and parents
    • Instill hope, goal orientation, self-confidence and leadership skills
    • Increase personal and scholastic achievement
    • Decrease disciplinary incidents
    • Improve the graduation rate
  • Engage parents to meet program goals

student in the mega mentors program

The MEGA Mentors Program Model

The organization, since its inception has grown to over 100 volunteers now supporting eight schools. We mentor and deliver life, social and leadership skills training in primarily group settings at the high school (9th, 10th and 11th) and middle school (6th, 7th and 8th) levels. We meet twice a month at each of the participating schools and the sessions are one hour each. We believe self-discovery through facilitated discussions allow students to learn from each other and cultivates the leadership skills inherent in each participant. In addition, we also incorporate field trips (experiential learning and social exposure) to colleges (George Mason University, George Washington University, Howard University, Virginia State University, etc.); cultural events (Richmond Forum, Freedom Classic, etc.); and teambuilding and social events (Uptown Alley; Washington, D.C.; Windy Hill; etc.)

Program Impact

Our observed data, coupled with student, parental, teacher, mentor and administrator feedback, affirms we're making a measurable impact on our students. As a collective team, we're not only exposing them to life changing events, but equally important, equipping them to make well thought-out personal, academic and conscious choices.

We've observed students demonstrating improved self-confidence, goal-orientation and hope (optimism). We've also observed greater accountability, social awareness and a better understanding of how bad behavior impacts their long-term aspirations. While the long-term group data regarding improvements in academics and discipline are still being collected, we believe changing all the aforementioned factors will influence results and have many individual success stories to share.

Highlights & Accomplishments by School Year


  • The Hope Survey results showed improvement in self-efficacy, self-regulation and hope remained at high levels.
  • We mentored over 450 students in seven schools.
  • We had 180 volunteers totaling over 7,658 hours and 125 mentors who contributed 3,250 classroom hours.
  • MEGA's experiential activities included:
    • Freedom Classic: over 250 students, parents, mentors and CCPS staff members attended.
    • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC: over 100 high school students and chapperones attended (merit-based trip).
    • Nautica Maritime Science Center and Norfolk State University: 180 students participated (merit-based trip).
  • MEGA arranged for more than 2,000 CCPS 7th graders to go see the movie "HIdden Figures."
  • Eight Carver Academy and Meadowbrook students spent a day with Dominion and Richmond Flying Squirrels management teams.
  • Over 350 guests attended the 7th Annual Excellence Awards & Recognition Celebration themed “What's Next- I Rise.” The inspirational speaker was Ms. Nikki Jackson, senior vice president and regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In her role she focuses on community development and education as well as regional economic research and policy input.
  • Troy Lewis, best-selling author of the book "Gas Money," was aguest speaker at Providence Middle School April 6. He spoke to over 50 students, school administrators and MEGA Mentors volunteers over two sessions.
  • MEGA financially supported Young Men on a Mission at Providence Middle School as well as the Regional Sea Perch Competition.
  • We awarded over $6,300 in scholarships to graduating MEGA seniors.


  • The 5th Annual Fine Art Benefit and Sale in January 2016 was a huge success and was attended by over 300 patrons. The event showcased fine art, a silent auction featuring electronic bidding, music by J. Tucker, and food and refreshments.
  • Over 250 guests attended the 6th Annual Excellence Awards & Recognition Celebration themed “Time, Talent and Tomorrow.” The inspirational speaker was the Honorable Cressondra Brown Conyers, a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judge for Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties.
  • A student organization at JTCC called “Young Men of Distinction” recently joined the MEGA list of volunteers by supplying student mentors at Carver Middle School. The group comprises male African American students who have banded together to provide positive leadership on campus.
  • The Hope Survey indicated that student hope and self-efficacy continue to show improvement.
  • Student goal-setting has led to improved academic, attendance and behavioral results.
  • MEGA expanded its curriculum to address life skills and coping skills.
  • Over $20,000 was given to graduating seniors pursuing higher education.
  • MEGA received grants from the Midlothian Rotary and the Robins Foundation, and hired grant writer with Robins grant.
  • MEGA is in its second year of piloting an after-school Leadership Speakers Series at Falling Creak Middle School. The series recruits business and community leaders to speak to students about their lives, paths to success and the importance of choices.
  • The Providence Middle School 6th grade boys achieved a cumulative 3.26 GPA, and all of them qualified for the annual merit trip to Washington. The MEGA students’ overall GPA was 3.01 for the boys and 2.96 for the girls.
  • With the support of IBM, Providence Middle School received a $5,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grant in November 2016 that will be used to enhance the educational experiences for the student body at large. 


  • In January 2015, President Barrack Obama recognized and awarded MEGA Mentors as the recipient of “The President’s Volunteer Service Award” for community service in 2014. MEGA received the Gold medal, which signifies over 1,000 hours of service.
  • In March 2015, MEGA Mentors was recognized and received the highest Chesterfield County Public Schools award “Community Partner of the Year” by the Chesterfield County School Board and Administration.
  • Over 500 students were impacted by mentoring, tutoring, Young Men on a Mission and after- school speakers.
  • CTC-Hull Academy 360 was incorporated as the 7th school operating with a new MEGA model.
  • A total of 454 students and parents attended the SELMA showing (supported by CCPS).
  • Over 220 students and chaperones visited Old Dominion University and Nauticus in Norfolk.
  • MEGA students received numerous awards at year’s end. More than 30 seniors graduated with over 60 percent pursuing higher education.
  • Student performance has improved (attendance, academics, and discipline).
  • MEGA is awarding $7,500 in senior scholarship money.
  • The Hope Survey indicated the program is making a difference in building student optimism, selfinitiation and goal orientation.
  • Our 4th Annual Fine Art Benefit and Sale (FABS) had record attendance and exceeded fund raising goals.
  • CCPS Dept. of Research and Evaluation assisted with our measures and metrics development.
  • MEGA’s services are being requested by an additional four elementary, three middle and two high schools to date.
  • Over 250 students, board members, community leaders, teachers, principals and parents attended the 5th Annual Excellence Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Our website was revamped to include easy access to the curriculum under the “For Mentors” tab, and MEGA now has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • We’ve experienced an increased brand recognition and donor base.
  • We’ve received our first grant from the Robbins foundation.
  • The MEGA Board of Directors has been expanded.


  • Held 3rd Annual Recognition Celebration at Virginia State University with over 250 mentees, parents, mentors, County and school administrator in attendance.
  • Held 3rd Annual MEGA Fine Art Benefit and Sale as a signature fundraising event with over 350 attendees.
  • Sponsored field trip for MEGA students to attend the Freedom Classic game and festivities between Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.
  • Partnered with Providence Middle School's Young Men On a Mission (YMOM) program to support annual trip, talent night, goal-setting seminar and workshops.
  • Sponsored trip to Richmond Forum where students had the opportunity to hear President George W. Bush speak and take a photo with him.
  • Provided financial support and chaperones for YMOM field trip to Baltimore, MD that included a college tour (Morgan State); cultural tours to the Blacks In Wax Museum and National Aquarium.
  • Sponsored year-end field trip to Washington, D.C. (college and cultural tour) for all mentees who achieved academic attendance and behavioral goals for the academic year.

Please take time to learn more about MEGA Mentors. Contact us to become part of a movement focused on supporting the success of our youth.

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