Local Non Profit Uses Technology to Increase Evidence Based Mentorship in the River City
The First Coast Leadership Foundation announces grant funded mentorship program, Mentoring 2 Thrive, set to launch this November.
Mentoring 2 Thrive is funded through a 36-month, $4 million grant with the national Leadership Foundation Mentoring Network to support quality mentoring relationships by training 1,000 caring adults to become mentors matched with 3,000 youth through one-on-one and group matches. On its previous OJJDP grant, the LF Mentoring Network reported a number of promising outcomes with the youth they serve, including:
Mentoring 2 Thrive will incorporate evidence based mentoring through innovative technology. Mentors and Mentees will be paired through Innovative Mentoring Service which will be used to track and measure data for mentors and mentees. Mentoring 2 Thrive will also partner with local companies and organizations. Nerdy Enterprise Team Nitro MMA will focus on social and emotional mentoring through Martial Arts. Nspire Learning Center will implement resources to increase academic performance and learning, Nerdy Enterprise will expose mentees to STEAM and robotics. Hands and Feet Foundation will provide referral services for substance abuse and mentoring for incarcerated youth and adult.
Mentors and mentees will make a 12 month commitment to meet for 1 hour per week, with both virtual and face to face sessions available. The First Coast Leadership Foundation plans to begin taking applications for both mentors and mentees starting in November on www.FCLFjax.org.
To learn more about the local mentoring initiative, contact CEO, Dr Nahshon L Nicks, The First Coast Leadership Foundation, email@example.com or call 904-329-1372 ext 1. For press related inquiries, contact Tabitha Higgs at Tabitha@brightconceptsmg.com
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