Mentorship Service Area Strategy
The Mentorship Strategy is designed to provide middle school girls who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander or low-income Asian, children of incarcerated parents or disconnected TAY with opportunities to become connected to caring adult role models who can support them in their upward mobility and success. Mentorship programs offer activities that support the development of caring relationships between youth and mentors, individual and group support, connection to needed services and resources and positive social and emotional learning.
DCYF allocated $865,000 in annual funding to five programs across four agencies for the Mentorship Strategy.
Strategy Goals include:
To increase participants’ access to long-lasting, caring, positive adult
To increase participants’ connection to resources.
To reduce the impact of trauma on participants and increase their peer, family and community relationships, self-esteem and self-identity.
To provide middle school girls with programming that increases interpersonal awareness, educational achievement and positive usage of
To provide children of incarcerated parents with programming that results in reduced social isolation.
To provide disconnected TAY with programming that increases awareness and interest in improving life skills, education and employment and helps build self-regulation and decision making skills.