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Thinking of Starting a Mentoring Program?

Let us help!

 

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

Manhattan

July 17, 2018

August 15, 2018

September 20, 2018

October 12, 2018

 

Long Island

September, 25, 2018

 

Buffalo

TBD

 

 

    
 
 
 
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 Mentor New York is an affiliate of Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership 

With the Support of our Donors...

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!

Start a 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.

  1. Attend How to Design and Manage a Quality Mentoring Program
    During this one day training,  we will teach best practices in the design and operation of mentoring programs, using the The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ a comprehensive blueprint for mentoring programs developed by MENTOR.  Click here for the list of upcoming trainings: Training and Services 

  2. Sign Up for No-Cost Customized Consultative Services
    Once you have attended our training, one of our Program Development Director will help you design and develop all the necessary components to launch a successful mentoring programs.  Just go to www.nationalmentoringresourcecenter.org

  3. Training and Support
    When you are ready to launch, we will be there to provide support and training.  We provide customized trainings for mentors and mentees once you have launched your program.

 

Katie Watch a young person and her mentor tell their story about how mentoring helped change both their lives for the better. Mentoring works! Watch the Video

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Become a Mentor

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!

Find the right program

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. 

800-83-YOUTH

Types of Programs

What kind of program is right for me?

Programs can be either:

  • Site-based OR Community-based

Types of groups running programs:

  • Schools
  • Community Centers
  • Businesses
  • Government
  • Faith- Based Organizations

Program models/matching formats:

  • One–to–One
  • Group
  • Team
  • Peer 

Focus areas:

  • Friendship
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Career Development
  • Religious

 

Look for a Mentor

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.

Locate a Program Now
 
 

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

 

We are located at:

New York Office:
122 E. 42nd St., Ste 1520
New York, NY 10168
212-953-0945
800-83-YOUTH
Fax: 212-953-1057

 

Long Island Office:
150 Motor Pkwy, Ste. LL90

Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-761-7800
Fax: 631-761-7803

 

We want to hear from you!

Please send us any questions,
comments or concerns to
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Mission

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.

History

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.

Vision

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:

  1. Expanding our customized technical support and training to serve more youth

  2. Creating strategic partners throughout the state to leverage resources and information that builds and supports a strong state-wide mentoring movement

  3. Increase the number of programs created and recognize the many programs following the Elements of Effective Practices and qualify to become a part of New York Quality Mentoring System Honor Roll.

Executive Staff

Jean Lahage Cohen
Executive Director
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Brenda Jimenez
Director of Operations and Growth Strategies

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Muriel Kerr
Office Manager/Executive Assistant
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Development Team

Xiomara Romain
Director of Fund Development

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Communications Team

Hadleigh Kindberg
Communications Associate

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Tiffany Lin
Communications Intern
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Program Development Team:

This team provides our key services: trainings, consulting
services, community outreach and mentor recruitment.

 

Bruce Beckwith
Director of Program Development for New York City
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John Hershey
Director of Program Development for Long Island
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Jack Kavanaugh
Director of Program Development for Western NY
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Brittany Griffin
Partnership Development Associate
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NYC Service MentorCorps

Sidiki Savadogo
Community Outreach & Recruitment Specialist - North Shore/ E. NY
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Support Us

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
 
 

Donate to Mentoring Today

   

 

 

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Activities Book for Mentors and Mentees

Book filled with over 50 Ice Breaker activities, Community Building activities, STEM activities, and Closure activities. 

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