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



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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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




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 menotring program staff and organizations staff on the evidence-based effective practices. Upcoming dates are listed below.

April 21: EEPM Standard 3: Training

May 19: EEPM Standard 4: Matching and Initiating

June 23: EEPM Standard 5: Monitoring and Support

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

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Topic: EEPM Standard 3: Training

When: Wednesday, April 21, from 10:30 - 11:30 am

What: The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Standard 3 focuses on the importance of onboarding and training volunteers. This standard aims to ensure that mentoring programs are prepared and able to fully commit to their volunteer position to meet the needs of the youth served.

Who: Join Meg Pearson, Deputy Director of the Kansas Volunteer Commission, creator S.T.E.A.M United Youth and the former Director with Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, in a discussion about the importance of providing mentors with expectations though effective onboarding and training practices.

Register HERE!