Funding for Mentoring Programs

Positive youth development research has long demonstrated that youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models. Today, 8.5 million youth continue to lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults. Mentoring - which matches youth with responsible, caring mentors, usually adults - has been growing in popularity as both a prevention and intervention strategy over the past decades.

Mentoring provides youth with mentors who can develop an emotional bond with the mentee, have greater experience than the mentee, and can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help youth succeed in life and meet their goals. Mentoring relationships can be formal or informal with substantial variation, but the essential components include creating caring, empathetic, consistent, and long-lasting relationships, often with some combination of role modeling, teaching, and advising.

Source: youth.gov

Foundation and philanthropic support for mentoring programs from around the Web.



CREEED Mentorship Program Helps New El Paso Teachers Thrive
Foundation: El Paso Community Foundation

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Understanding the Role Social Entrepreneurship Plays in Building a Strong Economy

Agnelorajesh Athaide, a serial and social entrepreneur, cofounder and chief mentor of The Business opportunities club (BOC), tackles new-age entrepreneurs who are seeking to bring about change...more

Tulane University Partners with Venture for America to Create Inner-City Jobs

Tulane University's Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will partner with Venture for America (VFA) to host 2020 VFA Fellows along with leaders from university entrepreneurship...more

Social Entrepreneurs Needed to Address Present-Day Inequities and Gaps in India

Ravi Sreedharan, Founder-Director, and Lopamudra Sanyal, Research Fellow at the Indian School of Development Management (ISDM), tackle the work and innovations by social entrepreneurs that continue...more

Emerging Opportunities in Social Entrepreneurship

A StartUp Melbourne feature highlights Geoff Gourley, the founder of the social enterprise accelerator One10 and the $100 million Impact Investment Fund. In a podcast, Gourley talks about the...more

Cultivating Innovation to Combat Climate Change

The Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp. launched a $20 million climate change investment initiative to fund startups in Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and...more

Got an idea for a social enterprise? Check out Startup Weekend

The annual Techstars Startup Week is inviting aspiring social entrepreneurs to work on ideas to tackle issues that affect society. This year's Startup Weekend takes place from Friday 18 October to...more

Skoll Randomised Coffee Trials

Oxford's Said Business School (SBS) is launching Skoll Randomised Coffee Trials, which is aimed at helping people meet a potential co-founder, mentor or life-long friend within the Oxford...more

Strategic Partnership Will Invest in Female Entrepreneurship Around the World

Mary Kay Inc., a leading advocate of women's empowerment and entrepreneurship, recently started the Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator. The Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator is a...more

Network for Local Nonprofits and Friends Launched
Foundation: Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation

The Chillicothe-Ross Nonprofit Network has recently launched at the Chillicothe Country Club under the helm of the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation. Mandilyn Hart, project director of the...more




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