Become a mentor, change a life
The College of Community and Public Affairs, through it’s community schools initiative serves as the liaison school in Matilda Cuomo’s New York State Mentoring Program.
Governor Cuomo and his mother Matilda spearheaded this statewide program, which is designed to match some of the state’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged students with volunteers from business and academia in all regions of the state. The program currently targets fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, but is expected to grow as the number of mentors/mentees increases. Binghamton University partners with local schools where mentors commit one hour per week to mentor a student.
Contact Luann Kida for more information on how to get involved in this program.
As New York state employees, you cannot be paid for mentoring, but can use flexible scheduling or personal leave accruals. Department and supervisor approval is required for participation.