With persistence, women have made great strides toward achieving equal opportunity, equal pay, and more, but there is still great need for improvement. Did you know 62 million girls worldwide are denied an education? Or that women with full-time jobs earn 77 cents for every dollar of their male counterpart’s earnings? Less than 30 percent of researchers are women, and by 2020 men will outnumber women in the field of computer science by 4:1 (statistics from makers.com).
According to The National Mentoring Partnership, for every $1 invested in effective mentoring programs, there is a return of $2.72. This positive return shows projected increases in lifetime earnings gained by leading at-risk youth to becoming productive members of society. This is the kind of statistic you can use in your proposals. Also, here are some grants that can help mentoring programs continue the positive results.
Nine million young people in America are in need of a trusted adult in their lives to guide them in moments big and small. Plus, millions of adults need mentoring for workforce development and skills training. Whether your organization helps mentor the young or the young at heart, take a look at the grant opportunities below.