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 PartnerSilver Star PartnerGold Star Partner
  • Community Mentoring Program at Council Grove, High-School
  • Mayflower Clinic
  • South Barber Elementary School


  • Butler County Department on Aging
  • CASA of the High Plains
  • Chaparral USD 361 Runner Buddies
  • Paola Association for Church Action, Inc.
  • Spark Wheel
  • Youth Core Ministries
  • Youth Horizons
  • United Way of Franklin County
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
  • Rise Up Reno Prevention Network



For more information about any of these programs, go here.


*Mentor Kansas does not assume responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of individual mentoring programs. 




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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