Mentor Kansas Affiliate of Mentor

Welcome to Mentor Kansas

Mentor Kansas is a statewide mentoring partnership that connects over 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 Kansans to be mentors.

We are 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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Mentor Kansas is a program under the Kansas Volunteer Commission under the Kansas Department of Education.

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


Social Justice Mini-Grant Announcement - Justice statue with stars grahic 

Mentor Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Volunteer Commission, is proud to announce a new mini-grant opportunity to help volunteer and mentor organizations in Kansas build their capacity around social justice.

Funding highlights:

  • Guidelines are available here
  • Application available here as a MS Word Document
  • Grant applications are due December 16, 2021, at 5:00 PM!
  • Grant period is from January 1 - June 30, 2022
  • For other questions, email Paula Smith at

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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

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 am, 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.

November 16: ( no webinar) Social Justice Capacity Grant Launch

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

You can register for the upcoming training by clicking below.

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Amplify Connection

November Webinar Cancelled


Applications are due December 16, 2021, by 5:00 PM.


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