Thinking of Starting a Mentoring Program?
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This is a perfect time to explore, design and implement a mentoring program.
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Design and Manage a Quality Mentoring Program:
Elements of Effective Practices
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We Create Programs that have Impact!
Mentor New York worked with the High School of Fashion Industries to start a new mentoring program, and provide 15 high school students with mentors.
Watch this video to meet some of the mentor & mentee matches that were created through this program!
Mentor New York can help you start a mentoring program.
We will guide you every step of the way. From training to technical assistance, we will help you from start to finish design and manage an effective mentoring program built on best practices. Our work will range from site visits, review of documents, training, ongoing support and more.
It is an easy 3 step process.
You Don’t Have to be a Super Hero to be a Mentor!
Mentors are caring adults who provide emotional support, encouragement, and friendship to a young person.
Mentoring is about consistently showing up and building a friendship through shared activities and is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Mentors say that they gain many rewards from the experience and the mentor/mentee relationship allows them to have fun, achieve personal growth, have a better attitude at work, and feel that they are making a difference.
Mentor New York is connected to over 600 mentoring programs throughout the New York State. We are more than happy to refer you to one or more of our various mentoring programs.
Become a Mentor Today!
If you can not find a program of your interest online, please feel free to contact us directly. Our staff will work with you to find the appropriate mentoring program for you.
Types of Programs
What kind of program is right for me?
Programs can be either:
Types of groups running programs:
Program models/matching formats:
Interested in finding a mentor for someone you care about?
A Mentor is a caring, consistent and committed friend.
Some children find natural mentors and experience informal mentoring in their life through relationships with family members, friends of the family, neighbors, friend’s parents, an older sibling, a sport or hobby etc.
Many of our youth do not find these types of enriching and guiding relationships on their own for any of several reasons such as environment, circumstance, available resources or simply a more introverted character.
Mentor New York is committed to creating and supporting effective formal mentoring programs so that every child has the opportunity to connect with a mentor. We work with over 600 mentoring programs across New York State.
Trouble finding a program to fit?
Please call us so we can guide you toward one of the many wonderful mentoring programs or community based organizations we know about that may not be listed elsewhere.
Call us now at 800-83-YOUTH
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Mentor New York fuels quality mentoring relationships that bring a caring adult together with children in need through safe, effective mentoring programs throughout New York State.
Since 1993, Mentor New York , formerly The Mentoring Partnership of New York and Long Island, utilized local outreach strategies and on-sight training of mentoring volunteers and professionals, using our research-based methods to successfully train over 1500 individuals annually and supported over 600 programs serving 64,000 youth.
In 2015, the Long Island and New York City offices leveraged their combined resources to explore expansion throughout the state. Regional outreach strategies gleaned the need for training and technical assistance throughout the state to support current mentoring programs and start new mentoring programs in schools, community based organizations and youth serving organizations interested in incorporating mentoring relationships in their service portfolio.
In the next 5 years, Mentor New York will implement a strategic vision that positions the organization as the New York State resource for research-based training, technical assistance and resources. Mentor New York is leveraging its rich history and the power of its National Affiliate, Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership to support Mentoring in New York State.
Our vision is to close the mentoring gap for the over 450,000 children in need throughout the New York State.
We will accomplish this by:
Mentor New York is committed to helping the over 450,000 children in New York State that need or want a mentor.
Why is mentoring a wise investment? Mentoring Works!
Research shows that children with mentors stay in school, away from gangs and off drugs (Public Private Ventures).
Your donation can help us:
•Start new mentoring programs across the state to serve more children
•Train more mentors
•Support expansions of current Mentoring Programs
Activities Book for Mentors and Mentees
Book filled with over 50 Ice Breaker activities, Community Building activities, STEM activities, and Closure activities.
This PDF is ready for print
Activities to Develop Soft Skills