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College Mentors for Kids - chapters on college campuses
From the web site: "College Mentors for Kids works by connecting college students with the most to give to kids who need it most. We pair children one-­on-­one with a mentor and engage them in activities on a university campus where they discover the joy of learning and the power of mentoring." Chapters in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, NC, Illinois.

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Emily Shane Foundation ( LA) works with middle school youth
From the web site: "The Emily Shane Foundation created The SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program in loving memory of Emily Rose Shane, who was tragically murdered on April 3, 2010 at the age of 13. The SEA provides individualized, intensive mentoring to struggling/failing middle school students in the mainstream classroom." Browse the web site, the blog and look at the "Deeds" feature.

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Friends of the Children - Generational Change Model
Friends of the Children has been providing long-term support to youth through it's unique model for more than 20 years and they use their web site to effectively show their model. Browse the web site to learn how they do what they do.

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Horizons Atlanta - transformational, community-centered, summer learning program
From the web site: "When a student enrolls in Horizons Atlanta the summer after Kindergarten, he or she joins a learning community that extends year-round, with a signature six-week summer intensive through 8th grade. Horizons Atlanta students, all of whom are free-or-reduced-lunch qualified, come from public schools, and are in need of academic support. By design, roughly 2/3 of students perform below grade level when they first enroll. And, because we make a long-term commitment to our families, siblings of enrolled students receive admissions preference when they are of eligible age to apply. Our programs are physically located within or geographically near communities and public schools in need. For most programs, we provide daily bus transportation to and from our site, helping to mitigate any safety concerns for students who reside outside of walking distance to our program sites. We also strive for our programs to be as closely located to their feeder public schools as possible so as to enhance the collaborative nature of our work and further our understanding and connection to the home communities of our students." NOTE: The Atlanta program is part of a national network of Horizons programs in different cities, including Chicago

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School on Wheels - brings tutoring to homeless kids
From the web site: "Based in Southern California. The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for children from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system to these students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important."

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School on Wheels - Indianapolis. tutoring for homeless kids
From the web site: "School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness." This may be a branch of a national organization. More research needed.

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The New York City Mentoring Program (NYCMP)
From the web site: "The New York City Mentoring Program (NYCMP) works with businesses, organizations, associations, and government agencies to develop successful mentoring partnerships with public high schools throughout New York City. Coordinated by the Department of Education's Office of Strategic Partnerships."

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BB/BS of the Tri-State
From the web site: "Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State (Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia) serves children facing adversity through a Community Based Program and a School-Based Mentoring Program Incorporated in 1974, the Agency celebrated 40 years of service in 2014. Approximately 150 childrenare served annually through these programs. BBBSTS is an affiliate member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and complies with the Standards of Practice for one-to-one service via annual review."

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Atlanta
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBS) has been serving the Metro Atlanta area for nearly fifty years. Our goal is to enrich children’s lives and provide a solid foundation to allow the next generation to be all they can be—one child at a time.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
BBBS offers three types of mentoring programs: Community-Based, Site-Based, and Special Populations. BBBS also sponsors a training center, which supports mentoring programs throughout the NYC region.

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Blue Ribbon Mentor - Advocate Program -N. Carolina
From the web site: "Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) is a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools support program designed to improve the achievement of students of color. BRMA provides students with mentoring, advocacy, tutoring, social and cultural enrichment, college and career preparation, leadership development, and college scholarships. Since its inception in 1995, BRMA has been lauded for excellence in mentoring and school-community partnerships at the national, state, and local levels. Many BRMA graduates have enrolled in some form of post-secondary education."

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Capital Partners for Education (Washington, DC)
From the web site: "Capital Partners for Education (CPE) provides a structured continuum of one-on-one mentoring, academic support, and career preparation services to low-income high school and college students from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, guiding them to and through college, and into sustainable career paths."

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Center for Educational Pathways - Comic Book Project
From the web site: "The Center for Educational Pathways is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved children and their teachers build creative pathways to academic success. Our flagship programs are The Comic Book Project and Youth Music Exchange.

The Comic Book Project engages children in a creative process leading to literacy reinforcement, social awareness, and character development, then publishes and distributes their work for other children in the community to use as learning and motivational tools."

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
From the web site: "CYC makes a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable young people in 2nd grade through college by providing a range of services designed to keep kids in school, prepared for college and career, and on the pathway to success. Bringing together over 1000 volunteers and 59 local businesses, CYC strives for dropout prevention by offering mentoring, college readiness and success, and career preparation."

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College Bound 4 Kids - LA program
From the web site: "College Bound 4 Kids provides strong tutorial support and bridges a healthy collaboration between the school, parents and students. Our tutors work with the same students each day (typically an 8/1 student/tutor ratio), which allows us to work consistently on organization, neatness, following directions, test prep (all subjects) and accurately completing homework and classroom assignments. The effectiveness of this philosophy is evidenced by improved student achievement, enthusiastic administrative and teacher support, and increased parental involvement." This is fee based model

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Concerned Black Men CARES® - National Mentoring Program
From the web site: "The CBM CARES® National Mentoring Initiative is part of a comprehensive outreach project designed to improve academic and life outcomes for youth enrolled in middle schools nationwide where CBM chapters are located." Visit the web site to see in what states this program operates.

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Directory of Federally Funded Youth Programs
From the web site: "Multiple federal agencies have put together registries that list evidence-based programs as a way to disseminate information about programs and their level of effectiveness. Registries list programs and categorize them, similar to a consumer guide. This process allows users to identify programs that best meet their needs and have a body of research behind them. Registries vary in the programs they include, how they define evidence, the depth of evidence they require, the criteria they use for classifying evidence-based programs, and their area of focus."

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Dream Village Mentoring Program - Vermont, Boston, Philly
From the web site: "
The DREAM Program builds communities of families and college students that empower youth from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams. " View the Prezi on this page and see how this program describes what they do.

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Friends for Youth - California organization
From the web site: "Serving youth-in-need in San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara Counties, our mentoring program matches youth with adult volunteers. The youth in our program are referred by teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, and other youth professionals. Our youth are youth-in-need, meaning they may be facing problems at home with their families, struggling at school, or experiencing issues in their neighborhood. These young people are ages 8-17 and need a positive and supportive adult in their lives. Volunteer mentors serve as a friend and role model, making a significant and measurable difference in a young person’s self-esteem, social skills, school performance, and decision-making skills."

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Fulfillment Fund (Los Angeles) - pathways to college mentoring
From the web site: "Our mission is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically underresourced communities. Through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and experiential learning opportunities, we open young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education, and change their beliefs about what they are capable of achieving."

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Full Circle Refuge - focus on at-risk youth and juvenile offenders
From the web site: "Full Circle Refuge, Inc. (FCR) is a ministry that utilizes resources (churches, ministries, and local communities) and Biblical principles to provide services to youth in the Southeast that are at-risk, incarcerated, and /or in an aftercare program. FCR is committed to promoting the character trait “spirituality” to juveniles through the presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipleship and mentoring." This organization is based in Georgia.

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Harlem Children's Zone, Inc. (New York)
From the web site: "Aimed at providing comprehensive, critical support to children and families and reweaving the very fabric of community life, the HCZ® Project began as a one-block pilot in the 1990s. With bold ambition, careful planning, and a strong infrastructure, we set out to address not just some but all of the issues children and families were facing within a finite geographic area: crumbling apartments, rampant drug use, failing schools, violent crime, and chronic health problems.

Building on the success of this early initiative, we launched a 10-year strategic plan in 2000, steadily and systematically expanding the depth and breadth of our programming to encompass 24 blocks, then 60 blocks, and ultimately 97 blocks. Today, the Children’s Zone® serves more than 10,000 youth and nearly 10,000 adults and our organization as a whole serves over 12,509 youth and 12,498 adults." View map at showing locations within Harlem.

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Higher Achievement Program focused on middle school youth
From the web site :"Higher Achievement closes the achievement gap by offering motivated middle school students from under-served areas an opportunity-rich, nationally recognized year-round educational and high school preparatory program. The program, held after school and during the summer, culminates in top high school placement. Each year, Higher Achievement helps almost 500 children achieve academic excellence. Grades improve, test scores improve, and academic behaviors are fostered through a program that works." Programs operate in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond and Pittsburgh.

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Indo-Carribean Alliance youth program - NYC
From the web site: "In 2011, ICA launched the only mentoring program for young people in South Queens. We engaged experts from the social work field, education and youth development to create a one-on- one mentoring program that combines leadership cultivation, academic assistance and career exploration.
The Mentoring Program provides individual attention to students and recent immigrants by focusing on academic assistance, early-stage career planning and social development. We pair each student with a mentor who spends a minimum of 8 hours every month working on specific development goals. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to think critically about themselves and about some of the most pressing issues in the community."

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Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG)
From the web site: "JMG, a public/private partnership, was founded in 1993 as a dropout prevention program. As student needs have increased and the skills required to succeed in today’s workforce have evolved, JMG’s programming has evolved, as well, to include career preparation that reflects today’s job market, college transition skills, leadership opportunities, critical thinking, financial literacy, community service learning, and more. Initially for high school students, JMG now works with students as early as the sixth grade all the way through college graduation and careers. In addition to its core programs, JMG has developed hybrid and school-wide programs, which offer tailored JMG curriculum to a broader range of students."

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From the web site: "Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) is a global leader in the field of Youth Civic Engagement. ICP envisions a world where yo...

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Higher Learning Network’s mission is to empower and teach urban youth and adults how to develop their own natural gifts, talents and abilities: ...

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From the web site: "GO Campaign is dedicated to helping orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world build a better future.  We are a you...

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Founded in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to heightening children's understanding and appreciation for the...

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Global Kids offers a range of year-round programs in schools, online, and at its New York City headquarters.  Global Kids works primarily with m...

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From the web site: "Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) is a leadership development opportunity where students can contribute to a better future for our...

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Hands-on and project-based media production opportunities with FSM are helping young people develop their authentic voice while actively learning abou...

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Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) is a program of STOP, " a community organization that builds the power of residents on the Southside of Chicago to...

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From the web site: "By engaging youth directly in a collaborative community-based change effort, EYPC aims to give young people the skills, confidence...

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From the web site: "Through our Centers of Excellence, Earth Force works with communities to support young people in finding their voice while assumin...

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