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.


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

Creative Inquiry, Graduate School Partner to Provide New Mentor Training Program

"It is our hope that students who take these trainings will impact the whole ecosystem at Clemson and that they will carry these skills into the next stages of their lives so that people they work...more

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (Awief) and Victoria'S Secret ...

Victoria's Secret is putting its money where its mouth is in Nigeria. The company has teamed up with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum to offer a seven-month accelerator...more

UNICEF's Leading Minds Fellowship on Climate 2024: Empowering the Next Generation of ...

The UN's children's agency is offering a six-month fellowship for young environmentalists who want to make a difference in the fight against climate change. The Leading Minds Fellowship on...more

Grant Family Honored by United Way for Its Philanthropy

When Gerald Grant Jr. and his wife, Jennifer Adger Grant, decided to start a scholarship fund for students of color at Florida International University, they didn't just name it the Gerald...more

Craft or Commodity? The 'Paradox' of High School Creative Writing Competitions

Whenaden Heiser-Cerrato was in high school, he loved writing, so he founded a creative writing club, hosted flash fiction contests, and wrote pages upon pages of stories and poems. Heiser-Cerrato...more

Private Schools Offer Innovative Programs and Unmatched Experiences

"It appears this change is faster and more dynamic than ever." So says Dean Van Doleweerd, associate head of programs for Lakefield College School, a private day and boarding school in Lakefield,...more

Jon Bon Jovi Shares Special Details of His Son'S Upcoming Wedding to Millie Bobby Brown, 21

Jon Bon Jovi was named the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year at a gala in Los Angeles Friday night, and in his acceptance speech, he paid a heartfelt tribute to a friend who recently died. "I...more

Ohio State Bar Foundation Awards over $450K through Its 2023 Fall Grant Cycle

The Ohio State Bar Foundation has released its latest round of grants, with $459,500 going to 18 nonprofit organizations across the state. Some of the projects, per the Columbus Dispatch: $10,000...more

Hingham Public Schools Fine Arts Department Announces the Hingham High School Arts ...

When high school seniors in Hingham, Mass., start their new school year in August, they'll be eligible to apply for a new arts program. The Boston Globe reports the Hingham Public Schools and the...more

Black &Amp; Veatch'S Ignitex Carbon Dioxide Removal Accelerator Accepting Applications from ...

If you've got a new idea to get rid of your carbon footprint, Black & Veatch has just the program for you. The engineering and construction company has launched the IgniteX Carbon Dioxide Removal...more

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