Mission

Mentor New York fuels quality mentoring relationships that bring a caring adult 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 400 programs serving 57,000 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.