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Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth - Mentoring programs provide the necessary supports and services that can help young people develop the skills and confidence necessary to transition to adulthood. Meaningful relationships with caring role models can help youth understand the world they live in, gain access to educational and employment opportunities, and develop life skills and permanent connections. Currently, more than 25 federal funding sources administered by eight federal agencies can be used to support and sustain youth mentoring programs that promote these connection. In addition to federal funding, programs can develop partnerships with foundations, state and local government partners and for-profit, nonprofit and community-based organizations to help fund, sustain and expand their mentoring activities and services. This brief can be a useful tool in helping youth mentoring initiatives find resources to carry out their mission. (Brittany Anuszkiewicz, Nina Saloman, William Schmid and Roxana Torrico, The Finance Project, November 2008)...

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