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MBK-BR Extended Learning Opportunities through Mentorship Initiative
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Milestone: 1
To Ensure All Children Enter Kindergarten Ready to Learn

Our Focus is to "Integrate mentoring into local initiatives aimed at reducing poverty, drug abuse and violence, and promoting healthy decision making."

Goals 
  • supporting and increasing Baton Rouge engagement in mentoring;
  • prioritizing mentoring relationships for those young people most in need;
  • supporting local mentoring programs that focus on school age children with incarcerated parents;
  • sharing the local, state, and federal public policies that advance quality mentoring;
  • ensuring that all structured mentoring is quality mentoring through the "Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring;"
  • facilitating connections between research and practice, such as the National Quality Mentoring System and the National Mentoring Resource Center Connect with MBK-BR and register your program.

It is critical that we continue to add quality programs so that when someone responds to a campaign call-to-action to become a mentor, they see a comprehensive list of programs to contact. If you have an existing mentoring program, send an email to mbkbr@brgov.com with the name of your organization, and add your program to the Mentoring Connector at https://connect.mentoring.org.

Mentoring Connector Informational flyer {PDF}

Funding For Mentoring Programs

Currently, the U.S. Congress funds a single youth mentoring-specific grant program. This program is housed at the U.S. Department of Justice and managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). It provides funds ($90 million in fiscal year 2016) for national and multi-state mentoring organizations to support and expand quality mentoring efforts serving at-risk youth.

MENTOR is working diligently to increase available resources for youth mentoring at the federal level, including strengthening the OJJDP youth mentoring grant and finding new resources at other agencies.

To view funding opportunities visit Available Opportunity Mentoring Research Partners Program.

Calling all Mentoring Programs in the City of Baton Rouge to connect with MBK-BR and register your program. It is critical that we continue to add quality programs so that when someone responds to a campaign call-to-action to become a mentor, they see a comprehensive list of programs to contact. If you have an existing mentoring program, send an email to mbkbr@brgov.com with the name of your organization, and add your program to the Mentoring Connector at https://www.ojjdp.gov/Programs/ProgSummary.asp?pi=54

For more information, please email us at: mbkbr@brgov.com

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