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.

A Family Affair

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How Nigerian, Ugandan Youths Can Collaborate to Develop Africa €“Faith Okema

When Dr. Charles Awuzie heard a young man in Uganda was dying of cancer, he decided to do something about it. Awuzie founded the Charles Awuzie Mentorship Program, or CAMP, to mentor young people...more

Counseling Professor Tackles Wellness with Holistic, Innovative Approaches

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Ex-Standard Reporter Wins £10,000 Prize

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Meet 20 future teachers from Eastern NC receiving NC State scholarships to teach in the region

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Foundation: Maine Community Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation has released its latest round of grants, with nearly $97,000 going to community organizations in Franklin and Somerset counties. Among the recipients: the Center...more

One Year In Rwanda: British Social Entrepreneur Adam Bradford Eyes Bigger Projects

When British social entrepreneur Adam Bradford arrived in Rwanda for last year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, "I flew into Kigali with absolutely no expectation of what was going to...more

Ukrainian Universities Hopping on Projects Is Bearing Fruit

In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology was brainstorming ways it could help the country's researchers and innovators. Two project...more

Lauren Papapietro Joins Warner Music; Adam Block Named Ceo of Morrison Hotel Gallery

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Xlife Sciences Ag Partners with Department of Health Abu Dhabi and Iceberg Capital to ...

The United Arab Emirates' capital of Abu Dhabi is aiming to become "a global life sciences hub and a catalyst for healthcare innovation," per Oliver Baumann, CEO of Germany's Xlife Sciences, which...more

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