Mentor Kansas Affiliate of Mentor

Mentor Kansas is a proud affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and we act as a liaison of information and resources between the national movement and our state’s mentoring programs.  

 

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A proud progam of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (The Commission) since 2011. 

Vision: to be innovative, proactive, and be a responsive leader in service and volunteerism in the state of Kansas. The Commission creates and expands opportunities, and initiates collaborations to build the resources of and strengthen service in volunteerism in Kansas.

Mission: to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service. 

More information and funding opportunities can be found here

 

          

 

This Advocacy August, we’re using our voice and taking action, because the level of positive change that we seek for young people does not happen without public policy. To learn about opportunities to build your skills, get educated, and take action, visit: mentoring.org/advocacy-august

Welcome to Mentor Kansas

Mentor Kansas is a statewide mentoring partnership that connects over 150 mentoring programs with one another. We believe that all youth deserve a caring adult role model in their lives to support and guide them. In reflection of that vision, Mentor Kansas’ mission is to promote safe and effective youth mentoring practices and inspire more Kansans to be mentors.

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To sign-up for the monthly newsletter please email psmith@ksde.org.

 

PARTNER WITH US!

At the core of Mentor Kansas work is providing resources and support to youth mentoring programs in Kansas. As a resource and network building organization, Mentor Kansas provides Tiers of Support to assist mentoring programs so that they can be both high quality and effective. Connect with us by reviewing the Tiers of Support and completing the registration form. Email completed forms to mentor@ksde.org.

Tiers of Support Program Information

Download the Registration Form for more details

Partner Application Here

You are invited to join Mentor Kansas monthly training webinars held every third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - 11:30 focused on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. These training webinars are intended to support youth mentoring program staff and organizations staff on the evidence-based effective practices. Upcoming dates are listed below.

July 21:  EEPM Standard 6: Closure

August 18: How to Create an Evaluation Plan

September 15: Trauma-Informed Mentoring

October 20: National Quality Mentoring System

November 17: Thank Your Mentor Recognition

December 15: Overview for New Programs: Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM)

You can register for the upcoming training by clicking

REGISTER HERE !

    

Amplify Connection

This year, Mentor Kansas adopted the Tiers of Support, which replaces the Gold Star Program. All mentoring programs in Kansas are encouraged to complete the Partner Application form, which will inform whether they are placed in the bronze, silver or gold partner tier. As the tiers increase, so do the benefits! For example, programs at our Bronze Partner tier receive free Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry Checks through our partnership with the Department of Children and Families! Our goal is to help as many mentoring programs as possible move to the Gold Tier Partner Level!

Wednesday, 7/28 – Tiers of Support Informational Webinar

Join us for an information session about Mentor Kansas Tiers of Support and how your program can participate. We are developing a community of mentoring professionals committed to quality relationships for young people across the state. Learn how joining the network will provide you with opportunities for you and your organization to access training and resources.

  Register HERE!