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.
I have been lucky enough to have many mentors in different stages of my life. From teachers to coaches to work colleagues there has always been someone to support me. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the advantages of mentors. Mentoring has been shown to improve self-esteem, academic achievement, and peer relationships, as well as reducing drug use, aggression, depressive symptoms, and delinquent acts. There are many funding agencies that support mentoring programs. This blog describes a few of them.