The MENTOR Network Announces its Community Partner Grant Recipients
The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation has announced its Community Partners for the third quarter of 2013. The Community Partners program recognizes change agents within human services. They are non-profit organizations that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They also mirror The Network itself: creative, effective and focused on the highest quality standards.
Our Community Partners, including this quarter’s grant recipients, are results-oriented and leverage resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities. They also transform society’s vision of, and approach to, its most vulnerable members.
Among the grant recipients for this quarter was the YMCA of Orange County:
The YMCA of Orange County offers a unique Foster Youth Mentoring Program, which provides supportive role models for children in foster care through activities such as FunDays, Academic Mentoring and Community Based Mentoring. The program offers a fun social environment for children as well as respite opportunities for their foster families.
This grant from The MENTOR Network’s Charitable Foundation will enable the YMCA to dedicate more resources to the Foster Youth Mentoring Program, including community education about the need for mentors, with a goal of lowering the school dropout rate among foster youth in the community.
Applications for next quarter’s Community Partners grants are due November 15, 2013. Click here to apply.