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MENTOR New York's Center for Mentoring Excellence provides training to mentoring program coordinators, youth development professionals, mentors and mentees seeking to enhance their knowledge of mentoring. By staying at the forefront of best practices and cutting-edge research in the mentoring community we provide quality training and resources that ensure mentoring programs are safe and successful. Currently, we offer in-person training and webinars throughout New York State.

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Signature Training: Design and Manage a Quality Mentoring Program

For youth development professionals interested in developing a mentoring program, this comprehensive session will provide the  tools and information needed to launch and sustain an effective youth mentoring program.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the Elements of Effective Practice.

  • Have the opportunity to buy a copy of MENTOR's Elements of Effective Practice Toolkit, which contains more than 200 tools and templates to support effective mentoring program design.

  • Understand the planning aspects of developing a mentoring program, and the key roles of staff in ensuring that mentoring relationships are meaningful, sustainable and fun for youth served.

  • Leave with initial plans for their organization's mentoring program development.

Customized Training

Our Program Development staff are experts in the field of mentoring and youth development. As you navigate your training needs, our team will work with you to develop training sessions that can support the development of program staff, mentors or parents engaged with your organization. Our team has developed training in the areas of youth engagement, goal setting, listening skills and more.


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