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Custom Support

Let's unlock the full potential of your youth mentoring program. Our team offers comprehensive support, mentor training, and resources to help you start, manage, or enhance a mentoring initiative, and scale its impact.

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What partnering with us looks like

MENTOR New York's services reflect the knowledge that every organization is different. From budget to capacity, we're familiar with the challenges faced in starting and sustaining mentoring programs—and we develop actionable, achievable solutions to help you reach your goals. Our consulting follows a clear process:









Tell us about your initiative, and we'll identify how we can support you based on your unique needs and insights.

We develop a customized action plan featuring desired outcomes, timeline, and responsibilities.

Our support team will offer ongoing guidance to help you implement your plan and stay on schedule.

We'll check back to see how the work went and discuss your next steps for sustainable success!

What could you achieve?

Our consultants provide expertise, training, and resources to support you in completing a wide variety of mentoring projects. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Starting a youth mentoring program

  • Program planning and sustainable development

  • Improving mentor recruitment practices

  • Mentor training

  • Strengthening volunteer screening and safety measures

  • Program evaluation and enhancements using the National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS)

You might be eligible for no-cost support

Don't let funding be a barrier to working with us. We offer no-cost consulting to eligible organizations, as technical assistance providers with the National Mentoring Resources Center (NMRC)*.

How to apply:

  1. Reach out to determine if your organization is eligible for no-cost support.

  2. Watch this tutorial to learn more about the application process.

  3. Submit your request. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.

  4. Your request will be reviewed by MENTOR. Once approved, you'll be ready to start accessing services.  

Your program support team

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Joie Golomb

Director of Programs & Partnership Development
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Specializations: • Strategic Planning & Nonprofit Sustainability • Curriculum Development & Social-Emotional Learning • Mentoring Program Design & Training • Recruitment Strategies & Family Engagement • Youth Voice Amplification • Creative Participatory Facilitation • Community Engagement & Collaboration • Process Improvement & Quality Assurance • Team Efficiency & Staff Development • Performance Measurement, Metrics & Project Management

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Erica Friedman-Coburn

Program Engagement Associate
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Specializations: • Mentoring Program Design and Management • Program Policy Development • Program Process Improvement • Mentor & Staff Training • Mentoring in Higher Education • Youth Voice Amplification


Naomi Rodriguez

Program Services Associate
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Specializations: • Mentoring Program Design and Management •.Program Policy Development • Mentor & Staff Training • Curriculum Development & Social-Emotional Learning • Performance Measurement, Metrics, & Project Management

What people say about us

"We had no idea where to start. Now we know how to create a vision document with a mission statement, and we have made all the relevant decisions about what types of students we are going to serve, what we are going to aim to achieve, and how we are going to find mentors and mentees."

Mike Kentz, Achievement First Apollo Middle School

Enhancing mentoring quality and safety

For mentors, parents, mentees, and funders, it can be tough to know which mentoring programs are both safe and effective. That's why MENTOR and its affiliates developed the National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS). The system gives you a clear way to evaluate program practices—ensuring they meet high-quality standards—while providing the necessary guidance to help you make ongoing improvements.


We're proud to partner with

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*MENTOR New York is an affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and an official Technical Assistance Provider of the National Mentoring Resource Center, a project of MENTOR and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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