Friends of the Children Awarded $33 Million Grant to Bolster Mentoring Program
The Oregon-based mentoring organization Friends of the Children has been gifted $33 million by Gary and Christine Rood. The grant comes on the heels of a $44 million grant from the Mackenzie Scott Foundation awarded in August.
Justice Department Doles Out $103 Million in Grants to Support Youth
Millions of federal grant dollars are going out the door before the end of the year to support youth and help enhance equity in the juvenile justice system, the Department of Justice announced last week.
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.
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.
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.
Pork Is Back
National Youth Mentoring Model Faces Rigorous Final Test
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.
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