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The Alaska Mentoring Demonstration Project will extend research-proven mentoring services in both urban and rural communities of Alaska.

Award Information

Award #
2003-JG-FX-0027
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2003
Total funding (to date)
$1,238,749

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $496,661)

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programs of Anchorage, Southeast, and Greater Fairbanks Area along with Foster Grandparents and Boys & Girls Club have come together to expand mentoring statewide and developed the Alaska Mentoring Demonstration Project (AMDP). They believe that school-based mentoring will improve the quality of education in Alaska, assist all students to meet challenging State of Alaska content standards, contribute to the achievement of the National Education Goals, and reduce juvenile delinquency. NCA/NCF

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programs of Anchorage, Southeast, and Greater Fairbanks Area along with Foster Grandparents and Boys & Girls Club have come together to expand mentoring statewide and developed the Alaska Mentoring Demonstration Project (AMDP). The project will implement one to one, school based mentoring and will match seven youth with mentors per month. The goal of the project is to expand the capacity of Alaska communities to provide mentors with students. The project will report on the number of communities that establish mentoring programs and the number of students that demonstrated improved academic acheivement.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 8, 2003