The New York State Mentoring Program
Children who succeed despite overwhelming personal, economic and social obstacles do so often because of a caring adult in their lives. Mentoring outcomes include greater participation in school, improved attendance, higher graduation and college admission rates, and better overall performance.
What We Do
The New York State Mentoring Program creates supportive Mentor relationships for students at risk of dropping out of school. This unique program takes place in a school-based setting, one-to-one between the mentor and mentee with a school coordinator present who is selected by the principal. The program provides background checks and training for volunteer mentors and mentees.
How to Become a Mentor
Get involved by filling out the Mentoring Application or call us at 1-844-337-6304. After your application is received, an appointment will be made for you to interview with a Program Director. Once you are a trained Mentor, you will be matched with a Mentee at a nearby school and contact you about a start date.
Become a Mentor for New York State's Youth
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About The New York State Mentoring Program
Matilda Raffa Cuomo has long been a respected and distinguished advocate on behalf of women, children and families.