For Immediate Release
August 3, 2009

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

New Web Site Connects Kansans to More than 175
Mentoring Programs Across the State

Kansas Mentors launches new and improved Web site at
http://www.kansasmentors.org to better connect young people with mentors

Kansans will now find it easier to connect with mentoring efforts around the state with today’s launch of Kansas Mentors’ newly redesigned Web site at www.kansasmentors.org, a partnership with Kansas.gov.

“Since our beginning in 2006, we have been dedicated to recruiting mentors for every young Kansan,” said Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder, Chair of Kansas Mentors.  “With more people communicating electronically, our enhanced site will be a crucial component to provide every Kansan with the resources they need to make a difference in a young person’s life.”

The redesigned Kansas Mentors site includes information for Kansans interested in mentoring as well as a directory of more than 175 mentoring programs in the state that individuals can contact directly to begin volunteering.  In addition, the enhanced Web site provides an in-depth resource center for the state’s mentoring efforts ensuring that all young Kansans are served by quality and effective programs.

“With the launch of this site we are not only excited to connect more Kansans with the rewards of a caring mentoring relationship, we are also very pleased to provide additional resources to our partner programs as they continue to effectively serve our youth with reduced resources,” said Ella Todd, Program Director of Kansas Mentors.

Kansans interested in mentoring are encouraged to visit the new site at www.kansasmentors.org to learn more about how they can serve as a role model to our youth and to connect with mentoring efforts in their area of the state.

About Kansas Mentors
Kansas Mentors, a statewide mentoring partnership, is partnered with over 175 mentoring programs serving 86 Kansas counties.  The organization is committed to providing every young Kansan access to a caring and quality mentor and in reflection of that mission provides resources to the state’s existing and developing mentoring efforts while encouraging Kansans to get involved.  To learn more, visit http://www.kansasmentors.org or call the Kansas Mentors office at (785) 296-8873.

About Kansas.gov
Kansas.gov is the official Web site for the state of Kansas. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the Information Network of Kansas, (INK) and the Kansas Information Consortium, LLC, (KIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC
NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.  The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country.  NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve more than 97 million people in the United States.  Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.