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Mentor Kansas provides a network of support and resources, equipping Kansas programs to build thriving mentoring relationships.


Every Young Kansan develops into a successful, productive, engaged adult.


Mentor Kansas is a champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships across the state. Founded by the passion and vision of Coach Bill Snyder and former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Mentor Kansas has led initiatives that strengthened youth outcomes through mentoring. For 17 years, these initiatives provided resources to mentoring programs across the state through grant opportunities, connecting mentoring programs and promoting quality mentoring through evidence-based standards and tools for new and existing programs. We collaborate with other mentoring programs to ensure that all youth have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed.

Mentoring amplifies change, one relationship at a time. Seeing the world through each other's eyes, two hearts open, and two lives are changed forever. Join the mentoring movement.

Together, we can expand opportunities and transform perspectives. So let us raise our voices to amplify possibility, connections, explorations, joy, community, and change. Because together, we can make the world a place of opportunity for all.


Contact us:

Mentor Kansas Coordinator - Tierney Kirtdoll at

Phone: (785) 368-6211



Contact Us:

900 SW Jackson St Ste 653

Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Phone: (785) 368-7436


The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

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