HELP MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN A YOUNG PERSON’S LIFE AND GIVE THEM HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
Change a Life. Become a Mentor.
In 1984, at the request of her husband, Governor Mario Cuomo, Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo created and implemented The New York State Mentoring Program, the nation’s first statewide unique school based one-to-one mentoring program to prevent school dropout.
Due to the number of failing schools, it was important to encourage our youth to stay in school and graduate for a better future.
Therefore, in 2015 at the State of the State Address, Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced the reinstatement of The New York State Mentoring Program and his mother as Chairperson.