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Mentoring programs


The Mentoring Special Feature provides access to federal and federally-funded publications and online resources related to mentoring youth.

School-Based One-on-One Mentoring K-8

Date Published
April 2020
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description

Strengthening Connections

Mentoring Youth During a Pandemic

Youth mentoring relies on the power of human connections.  Maintaining those connections in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic may be challenging, but it is an important and worthwhile effort.  As President Trump said, “Mentors serve not only as role models for young people but also as an inspiration to dream big and pursue any goal—re

Archived Solicitations

This is an archive of Office of Justice Programs closed solicitations and is provided for reference purposes only. It was current when produced, but is no longer maintained and some links may no longer function.

San Antonio-based mentoring program exemplifies DOJ’s commitment to American youth

In San Antonio, Texas, local mentoring efforts are making a difference, thanks to the Mentoring for Youth Initiative of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas. The initiative strengthens local mentorship through collaboration with other local mentor-based programs to reduce delinquency, drug abuse, truancy and other high-risk behaviors.