Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The mission of the North Carolina (NC) Mentoring Partnership is to ensure all children and youth in need of a relationship with a caring adult are paired with a mentor. The purpose of the NC Mentoring Partnership is to increase mentoring opportunities for youth age 7 to 17 in communities across the state. The Partnership will support, enhance and expand high quality, structured mentoring programs. By providing training and resources to new and existing mentoring programs, more than 2,160 young people will be connected with a caring adult. Mentors will be recruited, screened, trained, matched and supervised using rigorous standards to help young people stay in school and prepare for college and careers. Goals include the development of 12 new and 13 existing quality mentoring programs, recruitment of new mentors, and delivery of training and technical assistance. Progress towards goals and objectives will be measured by careful monitoring of new and existing programs and data collection through CISDM and MentorPRO. NCA/NCF