Kansas Mentors is committed to providing every young Kansan access to a caring and quality mentor.
To achieve this, Kansas Mentors serves mentoring programs through technical and training assistance as well as recruitment, education, and advocacy efforts.
In the fall of 2012, Kansas Mentors conducted a State of Mentoring assessment in order to collect data and feedback from mentoring programs across the state. The results of the assessment provide a snapshot of what mentoring looks like in Kansas. In addition, they provide a road map for KM to follow when developing training and resources to the field of mentoring.
Ninety partner programs were asked to complete the assessment. Of those, 23 responded for a 26 percent response rate. It is important to note that all 105 counties in Kansas are represented by at least one mentoring proram. Many of the mentoring partnerships who participated in this assessment come from affiliated programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, 4-H Youth Development and YouthFriends.
KM aggregated the data from the assessment and created two documents for mentoring programs to utilize:
1.) 2012 State of Mentoring Public Document-
This document captures information that the generally public may be interested in knowing about the scope of mentoring in Kansas.
2.) 2012 State of Mentoring Document Specific for Mentoring Programs
- This document is a compilation of most of the data collected in the assessment.