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New York State mentorship program prepares for fall of open schools, returning students, and new challenges

July 26, 2021 - As schools reopen, and children and teenagers return to their classrooms, organizations like New York State’s Mentorship Program will likely prove more important than ever, providing struggling students with... Read More

Western New York Small Business Owner Molly Bakewell Chamberlin Joins the New York State Mentoring Program

July 22, 2021 - The Buffalo area-based Embassy Global, LLC, a 100% woman-owned New York State small business and a worldwide strategic technical marketing, PR, business development and management consulting firm... Read More

Essay: National Mentoring Month Recognizes the Importance of Helping Our Youth

January 20, 2021 - January traditionally is designated as National Mentoring Month, a time when we raise public awareness of the long-lasting benefits of connecting children to caring adult mentors who offer advice, companionship, and a chance for a brighter future.. Read More.

Syracuse University Football Players Changing the World One Child at a Time

July 2, 2021 - When students at Dr. Weeks Elementary School in Syracuse see Patty Sawmiller in the halls, the questions start flying. Are you coming to get me today? Are we having mentoring today? When are they coming in? The students are asking about the... Read More.



NYS OCFS Mentors Receive Visit from Mrs. Cuomo

January 10, 2020 - Former NYS First Lady Matilda Cuomo congratulates NYS OCFS Commissioner Sheila Poole during National Mentoring Month gathering. Agency Mentors together with the Mother of NY Governor Cuomo to discuss how Mentors save lives.. Read More.

NYS Mentoring Program Looking for Volunteers in Port Jefferson

January 29, 2020 - The New York State Mentoring Program recently partnered with Kids Clubhouse of Suffolk County in Port Jefferson Station in an effort to create a program aimed at helping local middle school students..

Rome School District Mentoring Program Receives State Recognition

February 1, 2020 - Organizations and individuals involved with the Rome school district’s mentoring initiative for students received state recognition Friday for work in partnership with the New York State Mentoring Program, and for efforts to help expand the Rome program.. Read More.

Looking Back: Mrs. Cuomo Visits with Albany Students in 1992

July 9, 2020 - Matilda Cuomo meets with Giffen Elementary School students Maria Vargas, 12, and Jackie Valigorsky, 12, and their mentor Kathleen Pruzek of Albany at a Governor's Mansion picnic Friday in recognition of the mentor program on July 10, 1992.. Read More.

Oriskany to Offer Enrichment Program as More Students Go Remote

December 5, 2020 - With additional Oriskany Central School students opting to switch to total remote learning, teachers and administrators have adapted quickly to keeping children engaged, district officials reported during the Dec. 1 regular Board of Education meeting.. Read More.



Ithaca College Students Volunteer at South Hill Elementary School

March 19, 2019 - On the South Hill Elementary School basketball court, fifth–grader Sir Ntombela finds the comfort and attention he needs from Ithaca College sophomore Megan Yawman.. Read More.

Foster Care State Mentoring Program Set to Expand in NY

July 12, 2019 - Six attorneys from Manhattan law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and one of its clients are involved as mentors in the program as of now. Their hope, they said, is that others will follow in the coming years.. Read More.

U-CAN Graduation NY Courts Facebook

July 16, 2019 - Three promising young people graduated Tuesday from the Cohoes U-CAN program, the first court-based mentoring program in the state.. Read More.

A Mission for Mentorship in Uniondale

September 9, 2019 - There is a mission for mentorship happening in the Uniondale Union Free School District! Recently, The New York State Mentoring Program partnered with The Book Fairies to donate 3,000 books to the Uniondale Union Free School District.. Read More.

Springs School Mentoring Program Deemed a Success

September 27, 2019 - Eric Casale, the Springs School principal, played chess with his first grade mentee almost every day during lunchtime. A mentorship originally meant to involve getting together every Friday had turned into an almost daily friendship.. Read More.



Mentoring to Expand in East Rockaway

January 5, 2018 - As the First Lady of New York in 1983, Matilda Cuomo wanted to create a state program in which children facing hardships are paired with a mentor who would support them.. Read More.

MTA Mentors Honored

March 19, 2018 - Four Metro-North employees were among 31 MTA employees to recently receive certificates of appreciation for their participation in the New York State Mentoring Program during a luncheon at MTA Headquarters.. Read More.

Hunter College Partners with NYS Mentoring Program

April 26, 2018 - Recently, Hunter College announced a new partnership with The New York State Mentoring Program, which provides Hunter College undergraduates the opportunity to mentor students at P.S. 7, the Samuel Stern School.. Read More.

U-CAN Mentoring Program Graduation

September 25, 2018 - Matilda Cuomo, the mother of current Gov. Andrew Cuomo and widow of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, delivered the inaugural commencement address for the United Against Crime-Community Action Network.. Read More.



Mrs. Cuomo Visits Alma Mater

February 27, 2017 - After graduating almost seven decades ago, former First Lady of New York Matilda Cuomo once again walked the halls of Midwood High School. This time, it was to give back by launching a mentorship program here.. Read More.

Mrs. Cuomo Breathes New Life into Program

March 3, 2017 - A mentorship program that changed the lives of thousands of students over the course of a decade is getting new life. Matilda Cuomo — the wife of former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo and mother of current Governor Andrew Cuomo — touted the return of the New York State Mentoring Program.. Read More.

Matilda Cuomo Visits Central New York

May 3, 2017 - The former First Lady of New York State, Matilda Cuomo, was back in Central New York on Wednesday to meet with school leaders. The mother of Governor Andrew Cuomo met with local school leaders about her state-wide mentorship program as adults are paired with students for weekly one-on-one mentoring meetings.. Read More.

Mrs. Cuomo Visits Upstate Medical Mentoring Program

May 18, 2017 - Matilda Cuomo, who serves as chair of the New York State Mentoring Program, visited Syracuse to meet with community leaders, educators and mentors.. Read More.



Niagara Falls New-Mentor Training

October 20, 2016 - Pastor John Owens is no stranger to the needs of the Niagara Falls community. The retired records access officer with the Niagara Falls Board of Education has worked with children and adults through the Destination Life Fellowship and the New Life Fellowship.. Read More.



Mrs. Cuomo Visits Schenectady School

December 11, 2015 - Students at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School had a surprise guest last month: Matilda Cuomo — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mother and the wife of former governor Mario Cuomo.. Read More.