NYS Mentoring Program

NYS Mentoring Program

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.

Please use the map below to apply to become a mentor and/or to reach out to the mentoring program staff person from your county. Mentoring staff will do their best to answer or find answers to your questions while helping you through the process of becoming an approved mentor.


Mentoring Program Map


Interested in becoming a mentor?

When you join the NYS Mentoring Program, you are helping to make a real difference in a young person's life! The process to become a mentor is simple. Click here to apply.


Mail Option

If you prefer to mail your Mentoring application,
please complete and print this PDF application and send it to:

Council on Children and Families
52 Washington Street, Suite 99 West
Rensselaer, NY 12144


Call 1-518-473-3652

e-mail the NYS Mentoring Program