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Kansas City Public Schools has embraced a district-wide strategy to engage more students in school-based mentoring programs. Mentoring within schools has become an increasingly popular and effective way to bring a caring adult or older peer relationship to the lives of more youth. The school setting provides an opportunity to reach students in an environment that also allows access to educational, recreational, and developmental support to help enhance mentoring relationships.

Kansas City Public Schools offers a diverse portfolio of mentoring options for community volunteers seeking to mentor youth. Our programs are designed to equip each student with the unique type of support that best meets their needs. KCPS Mentoring Programs is the recipient of the Outstanding Educational Achievement Program Award (2018), awarded by the South Kansas City Alliance.

Interested in Partnering with KCPS

KCPS offers a variety of mentoring programs and we are thrilled that you are interested in partnering with us to provide mentoring services for our students. Please note that our student mentoring services are offered at school, during school operating hours.

If you are interested in becoming a district mentoring partner, please complete the interest form. You will be contacted within 5 business days to discuss your meeting frequency, target population and program implementation.

In the meantime, feel free to check out the current list of mentoring partners:

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Mentoring Partners

Mentoring amplifies change, one relationship at a time. Are you ready to become a KCPS Mentor?

STEP 1: Register for a mentor training session!

STEP 2: Attend a 90-minute virtual training session!

  • In the training session, prospective mentors will learn best practices for building mentoring relationships, understand your role as mentor and how to create a supportive environment.

STEP 3: Complete your mentor profile and get matched!

  • Upon successful completion of the 90-minute training as well as both background and reference checks, mentors will be matched with students within a week.