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.

3-N-1 Trinity Services Celebrates Local Entrepreneurs

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36 Orchestra and Arts Professionals to Participate in League of American ...

The League of American Orchestras is offering a 10-day leadership program for musicians in July and August of 2024 at New York's Juilliard School, the New York Times reports. The Essentials of...more

Touchstone Foundation Provides $47000 in Grants for Youth Mentorship Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Bench Mark Program, and CASA of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties have each received a $47,000 grant from the Touchstone Foundation to help mentor more...more

Trish Baise: Creating an Organization Where Nurses, Patients Can Thrive

"We are not just reacting to the future of nursing, we are defining it,"Trish Baise, chief nursing executive of East Carolina University's health system, writes on the university's...more

Paul Kane, Prolific Fundraiser Who Led Campaigns That Brought in Billions for Jewish Causes, Dies at 77

Paul Kane, who raised billions of dollars for Jewish causes over a four-decade career, died suddenly last week at age 77. Kane, who was born in Boston and lived in Chicago and the New York area,...more

Expert Explains Features of Central Asian Academic Curriculum

If you're an Asian student trying to get into a US university, there's a good chance you won't get in because you don't know how to write an essay. That's according to Begzod Hakimov, who's spent...more

Bridging Gaps + Building Futures: Compugen Partners with Sun Youth for Inclusive Education

"We are incredibly grateful for Compugen's donation, which will greatly enhance our tutoring and mentorship programs," Johanne Saltarelli, executive director of Montreal's Sun Youth, says in a press...more

Captain Beefheart Dies Aged 69

"We are incredibly grateful for Compugen's donation, which will greatly enhance our tutoring and mentorship programs," Johanne Saltarelli, executive director of Montreal's Sun Youth, says in a press...more

Madhouse supports young creative entrepreneurs with $10000 and global opportunities

A startup that connects creators with Afro-centric content has won $10,000 in seed funding from a hub for creativity and innovation in Africa. Madhouse, based in Lagos, Nigeria, announced the...more

An Innovative Nursing Orientation Program from The Institute for Nursing Excellence

A new program in New Jersey is designed to make it easier for new nurses to get into the profession, the Star-Ledger reports. Called the Institute for Nursing Excellence's Nursing Orientation...more

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