Change A Life Be a Mentor: New York State Mentoring Program
By Suzanne Lazar ’17; student, SUNY Empire State College School for Graduate Studies; editor, The Student Connection
July 14, 2017
In 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo reaffirmed the State’s commitment to children and mentoring and reinstated the New York State Mentoring Program, chaired pro bono by Mrs. Cuomo.
The program is in every region of the state, including: upstate NY (Mid-Hudson, Capital District, Mohawk Valley, North Country), Central NY, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western NY, downstate including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island.
NYSMP leverages the resources of communities, schools and businesses to match youth with screened and trained volunteer mentors. Dedicated adults guide youth in building positive relationships, developing self-esteem, and making positive life choices. Children who succeed despite overwhelming personal, economic and social obstacles do so often because of a caring adult in their lives.
The program is free to partners, including schools, organizations and volunteers.
For more information on how to become a mentor call (844) 447-6304, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply online at https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-mentoring-program.
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