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

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Government Support for Mentoring Programs




Natural Resource Conservation Careers Program
Fish and Wildlife Service
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Posted On - 2017-12-15


NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00-Clinical Trial Required)
National Institutes of Health
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Posted On - 2017-12-15


Professionalizing Law Enforcement in the Central African Republic
National Institutes of Health
This project calls for a team of highly experienced law enforcement trainers (ideally four or three subject matter experts) to be deployed to the Central African Republic to train a substantial...more
Posted On - 2017-12-15


Internships to Increase Public Access to Archival Resources in the NPS National Capital Region
National Park Service
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Posted On - 2017-12-12


NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed
National Institutes of Health
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Posted On - 2017-12-07


NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) - Clinical Trial Required
National Institutes of Health
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Posted On - 2017-12-07






Largest Foundation Support for Human Services for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
139
246,796,810
2
1,567
137,419,755
3
213
100,237,336
4
768
72,730,537
5
166
61,576,133

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Source: Foundation Stats (Foundation Center) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0



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