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Mentor New York

Who is Mentor New York (MNY)?

Mentor New York is the “go to authority” when it comes to safe and effective mentoring in New York State. We are a not-for-profit providing free services to other not-for-profits like schools, social service agencies and religious organizations that currently run mentoring programs or would like to start mentoring programs. Our main services include:

  • We help start mentoring programs - Our technical assistance in design and implementation helps ensure successful and quality mentoring programs.
  • We assist in recruiting and training mentoring volunteers - Our public communication efforts result in significant numbers of volunteers, and our training classes not only teach and reinforce the elements of effective practice, but also substantially improve volunteer retention.
  • We provide technical assistance to ongoing mentoring programs - We bring our expertise into programs and diagnose program strengths and weaknesses in order to improve mentor/mentee relationships.


MNY’s Vision and 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. Our vision is to close the mentoring gap for the over 450,000 children in need throughout New York State. 


What is Mentoring?

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. It is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. 


Mentor New York Fact Sheet

MNY is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. We currently:

  • Conduct approximately 200 separate training seminars each year and train approximately 2,000 new mentors
  • Help start approximately 60 new programs each year serving approximately 6,000 youth
  • Support over 600 existing programs throughout the state serving approximately 60,000 young people


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