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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}
Mentoring Events

The Seventh Annual National Mentoring Summit will take place February 1-3, 2017 at the Renaissance in downtown, Washington, DC. "Registration is OPEN" for the 2017 National Mentoring Summit! Secure your spot! You can look forward to exploring the theme of “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement” with all attendees. The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, philanthropic investors and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country.

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.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on February 22, 2017. The purpose of this solicitation is to provide funding for research agencies or organizations to partner with mentoring programs that have been funded by OJJDP under the FY 2015 or FY 2016 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative to conduct project-specific, independent program evaluations. The goal of the program is to advance the independent evaluation activities of OJJDP-funded mentoring programs in order to improve the implementation and impact of the mentoring services OJJDP supports.

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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