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Study to Evaluate Impact of Friends of the Children’s Long-term Mentoring


Study to Evaluate Impact of Friends of the Children’s Long-term Mentoring

Friends of the Children has received $3.4 million in grant funds to expand its mentoring model and study its effectiveness.

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Long-term Mentoring Group Opening New Offices in Colorado, Montana


Long-term Mentoring Group Will Open New Offices in Colorado, Montana

A group that offers long-term professional mentoring to kids at risk of getting trapped in the child welfare system is opening new offices.

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National Youth Mentoring Organization Receives $6 Million Gift

A philanthropic gift of $6 million should mean a significant bump in the number of kids who will benefit from one-on-one adult mentoring through Friends of the Children.

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Pork Is Back

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It has received very little attention, even in the Beltway news sources, but Congress has given itself the power to issue earmarks again for the fiscal 2022 budget year.

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National Youth Mentoring Model Faces Rigorous Final Test

Los Angeles Friend Marquis spending one-on-one time at the playground with his youths. Photo: Friends of the Children—Los Angeles
A federal grant will allow for the completion of a major study on the effect of long-term professional mentoring on at-risk youth. 


New York City Tries Financial Mentoring With At-Risk Families — But Leaves Out Cash Incentives

One of the most common criticisms of America’s child welfare system is that it too often ensnares impoverished parents, accusing them of neglect when the true issue is just the circumstances of poverty. 

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    Youth Advocate Programs Gets Federal Stamp of Approval

    Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), a rapidly expanding provider of alternatives to out-of-home care in juvenile justice and child welfare, has been named a “promising practice” by the Justice Department. The Harrisburg, Penn.-based


    New York City Advocates Ask De Blasio For $50 Million for Foster Youth Life Coaches

    Dozens of human services agencies and foundations in New York City are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for a $50 million boost to the budget for foster care next year. The funding would go toward full-time life coaches and tutors for current and former foster youth from middle school through age 26, a model that nonprofit foster care agencies say has shown promise for teens in their care.


    Casey Commends Leaders Across Child Welfare Spectrum

    Casey Family Programs has announced the 2019 recipients of its Excellence for Children Awards, a list that this year includes several system leaders, advocates for kin and birth parents, and an alumni of an internship program for former foster youth on Capitol Hill.