Celebrating 25 Years of Impacting Youth Through Mentoring!
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.
Our vision is to close the mentoring gap for the over 450,000 children in need throughout New York State.
We will accomplish this by:
Expanding our customized technical support and training to serve more youth
Creating strategic partners throughout the state to leverage resources and information that builds and supports a strong state-wide mentoring movement
Increasing the number of programs available to young people; recognizing the many programs following the Elements of Effective Practice in Mentoring and qualifying to become a part of New York Quality Mentoring System Honor Roll
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 1,500 individuals annually and support nearly 800 programs serving 70,000 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 Office, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to support mentoring in New York State.