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YouthFriends in Kansas: Expanding School-Based Mentoring Access and Capacity

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2006-JU-FX-0003
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2006
Total funding (to date)
$220,152

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $220,152)

Youth Friends will provide technical assistance to 71 school districts in Kansas. Youth Friends will match children in grades K-12 with adult mentors in a school setting. The adult mentor will meet with the youth one day a week for an hour throughout the school year. The mentor will focus on improving academic skills, instilling a positive attitude and, encouraging healthy behaviors. In addition to the school, parents and children can initiate referrals. The school will report performance outcomes that include improved attendance, improved grades and reduced incidence of disruptive behavior. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2006