Funding for Mentoring Programs
Save Federal Funding for Mentoring
Federal Funding Sustains and Helps to Expand Quality Programs
To ensure Congress to includes funding for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Youth Mentoring Grants program.
President Obama signed the FY2013 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that included $90 million request for the Youth Mentoring Grants Program. As Congress debates fy 2014 spending, we are requesting $100 million for this program which distributes critical funding to local, regional and national mentoring programs through a fair, open, transparent and competitive process.
Not only is mentoring an effective investment in a young person’s development, quality mentoring programs are also a smart financial investment in our nation’s future with a 3:1 return on investment dollars that help us grow a vibrant future workforce that allows us to better compete globally.
A coalition of leaders from national youth mentoring organizations as well as mentoring champions in the U.S. House of Representatives support this request for $100 million to be included in the federal fiscal year 2014 budget for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Youth Mentoring Grants program.