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Get Involved

There are many ways to support young people and foster a culture of mentoring in your community.


MENTOR New York can connect you to volunteer opportunities that leverage your talents and passions in ways that best help our youth.


Find a Mentor

Mentoring is all about connections, relationships, and opening doors of opportunity. MENTOR New York partners with over 1300 mentoring programs across New York State to pair young people with a program that's right for them.

Are you looking for a mentor for someone you care about? We can help! Use the form above to learn more about the different types of programs available in your community. You can also search the
Mentoring Connector database, and reach out to us if you need additional support. 

Join the Mentoring Field

From attending a training event to starting your own program, there are a number of ways to get involved in the mentoring field. Do you see a gap in your school, company, or community where mentoring could enhance opportunities for young people? We can support you every step of the way, from finding mentors to managing day-to-day program operations. 

We know we can amplify our impact when we work together. Join MENTOR New York's professional network to gain access to exclusive resources, take part in learning cohorts,  join community discussions on the forum, and much more.


Advocate for Mentoring

Supporters of the mentoring movement can use their skills to advocate for policies that will support mentoring programs and youth at the local, state, and national levels. The portfolio of issues tied to mentoring continues to grow on Capitol Hill. You can view MENTOR’s Legislative Platform to learn more about specific bills and proposals for expanding mentoring opportunities — and contact your local representatives to urge them to support policies. For tips on how to engage with elected officials, download the advocacy toolkit.



Support Mentoring

An investment in MENTOR New York is an investment in young people. With every donation, you help increase our capacity to provide quality mentoring relationships to youth who need and want a mentor as part of their support system. Help us close the mentoring gap by donating today.

Join the YPAB

The Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) is a group of emerging philanthropic leaders who dedicate their time, talents, and resources to raise awareness and support for MENTOR New York. Each year, the YPAB plays an instrumental role in the coordination of our annual fundraising event, the MENTOR of the Year Awards. If you want the opportunity to serve as an advocate for mentoring and our work, become a member today. ​

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