Mentor Kansas Partnership Program Banner with Mentor and Mentee sitting smiling at each other.


The Mentor Kansas Partnership Program is a no-cost opportunity available to all mentoring programs in Kansas. It provides incentives to programs as they move up the partnership levels. Each partnership level requires a higher commitment to safety standards and the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.

Here is an overview of the Mentor Kansas Partnership Program process :

  • All youth mentoring programs in Kansas are invited to complete the Partnership Program application.
  • Mentor Kansas staff will review the application against the rubric and will assign a partnership level to the mentoring program.
  • There are three partnership levels: bronze, silver, and gold 
  • Programs that want to move to a higher partnership level can request support from Mentor Kansas

Beginning in September 2023, mentoring programs in Kansas MUST participate in the Partnership Program in order to be listed in the Mentor Kansas Program Directory OR apply for the Mentor Kansas funding opportunities.

Learn more about the Mentor Kansas Partnership Program here.

Access the Mentor Kansas Partnership Program application here.

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Checklist


Bronze Star Partner
  • Community Mentoring Program at Council Grove, High-School
  • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Riley County
  • Prime Fit Youth Foundation
  • Lansing USD 469 Lion Leaders
  • Mayflower Clinic
  • Rise Up Youth, Inc.
  • South Barber Elementary School
  • West Plains 4-H Youth Development
Silver Star Partner
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina
  • Butler County Department on Aging
  • Cardinal LinkUP Mentoring Program
  • Catholic Charities Wichita Foster Grandparent Program
  • CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties
  • CASA of the High Plains
  • Chaparral USD 361 Runner Buddies
  • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Paola Association for Church Action, Inc.
  • Spark Wheel
  • Support ED
  • Youth Core Ministries
  • Youth Horizons
  • United Way of Franklin County
Gold Star Partner
  • Bashor-Linwood Mentors & Care Cats
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
  • Rise Up Reno Prevention Network




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, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: KSDE General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, KSDE, Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-3201.

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