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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!

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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. 

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