Say Yes Buffalo Mentoring

Say-Yes-LogoThe Say Yes Scholar Mentoring Program creates and supports mentoring relationships between working professionals and Say Yes Scholars that assist with the transition from high school to-and-through postsecondary education by addressing areas of need, inspiring exposure to new experiences, and pushing students to maximize their full potential.

Say Yes Buffalo staff would like to extend a special thank you to all the individuals that are making it possible to provide additional support to the students of the Buffalo Public High Schools through this very important mentoring initiative. Current and future Say Yes Scholars will have the opportunity to learn from educated, experienced, and engaged individuals throughout Western New York that have a truly vested interest in seeing them succeed.  Without your support and contributions, the Say Yes Scholar Mentoring Program would not be possible.

Participants commit to having contact four times a month for at least 18 months (in-person, phone, text, email, Skype, FaceTime, etc). Matches are made on similar interests, career aspirations, and preferences of both mentor and mentee participants.

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Assist a young person to reach his or her full potential
  • Make a difference by sharing knowledge and life experiences, career decisions and successees both past and present
  • Provide encouragement and support mentees in handling life’s day to day situations
  • Support Say Yes Buffalo and its mission to support Buffalo Public School students

Benefits for Mentees:

  • Receive assistance in navigating the transition from high school to college/post-secondary education
  • Gain insight from working professionals
  • Develop a network of educational and professional contacts
  • Build a healthy relationship with a caring adult

To volunteer or learn more please contact Alana Chazen at or call 716.883.3331.

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”
—Stephen Spielberg

SAY YES Volunteer Application

SAY YES Volunteer Application
  • Must be at least 18 years old.