Mentor Program

Our Goal

The goal of the Mentor Program is to provide technical assistance and advice to new SBOs. NYSASBO’s Mentor Program is one component of the Association’s comprehensive efforts (SDBL/Civil Service Exam Study Guides, Job Postings, SBO Leadership Academy, Education Summit, and more) to provide support to our members at every stage in their career.

View the testimonials of a mentor and a mentee in the "What Mentoring Means to Mentees and Mentors" video below


How it Works

NYSASBO members are eligible to become mentors by completing the simple application process and watching a short training video that helps prepare them to be a successful mentor. At the Education Summit and Expo, mentors will be recognized and rewarded for their efforts on behalf of a new generation of school business officials.

There are no requirements for being a mentee other than membership in NYSASBO. To request a mentor, send an email to Michael Borges at and provide your email and phone number for him to contact you.

Mentor Application - complete and return to

Mentors are paired with mentees based on geographic location and similar job responsibilities. Mentors set the parameters of their availability, but commit no less than one hour per week of contact time with their mentee.

Mentor Program Overview

"Should I Become a Mentor?" Checklist

Mentor Standards


Mentor Program Brochure

Mentor Brochure 1  Mentor Brochure 2

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Training and Support

Mentor Program "Becoming a Mentor" Training Video

Mentor Program Video Series


Mentee Questionnaire (Evaluation)

Mentor Questionnaire (Evaluation)

Related Reading 

The Advantages of Mentoring in the Workplace (Chron) 

20 great ideas for work mentoring activities (Talent Space) 

10 Concrete Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Mentor at Work


Interested in learning more about the NYSASBO Mentor Program?

Contact Michael Borges at If you know someone you think would benefit from the program, contact us and we’ll invite them to participate.