• Buffalo Public Schools


    Be There


    Mentoring Initiative


    At Buffalo Public Schools, we know that helping our kids achieve success in school and beyond is an effort that requires a school community approach. Parents, grandparents, family members, teachers, community members all have a role to play in helping our students achieve their dreams. 


    An important way that community members can help students is to serve as mentors. The Buffalo Public Schools is implementing “Be There” which is a mentoring initiative designed to provide our students with mentors who will serve as caring adults and roles models that will invest their time with meeting the academic, social and emotional, and youth development needs of Buffalo Public School students. Mentoring is when a caring and consistent adult supports a student’s academic, social, emotional, and overall wellness development.  Research shows that an effective mentor can increase students’ success and decrease risky behavior.


    “Be There” is an initiative that provides multiple opportunities for adults to get involved in the positive development of youth.  The “Be There” Mentoring initiative seeks to recruit volunteers to be paired with students to support growth in one or more of the following areas:



    1. Academic Supports

    • Literacy Supports
    • Math Supports
    • English Language Supports
    • College Readiness
    • Career Readiness

    2. Youth Development Supports

    • Leadership Development
    • Life Skills Development

    3.  Meaningful Experiences

    • Cultural Enrichment
    • Community Service


    We believe that everyone has a vital role to play in helping our students maximize their full potential in achieving success and their dreams. You can help BPS students by volunteering your time and serving as a mentor.  We currently are seeking volunteers to serve as mentors through the following opportunities:



     <Coming Soon>

    • Afterschool Mentoring 
    • Saturday Academy



    Mentoring Initiative

    Interested in becoming a mentor?

    Click on the following link to be taken to the Interest Form

    Click here to Download and Print the Interest Form

    Email to: kjboone@buffalsochools.org or Fax: (716) 851-3259




    The Buffalo Public Schools thanks you for your interest in considering volunteering as a mentor. We hope that you decide to “Be There” for our students through mentoring. For information contact, Kenneth Boone, BPS Mentoring Coordinator at kjboone@buffalsochools.org