Mentoring USA Foster Care Program

Note: The Mentoring USA Foster Care Program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Children and youth (7-21 years) in foster care

Program Overview

Mentoring USA's mission is to create sustained and supportive mentor relationships for children in need ages 7-21. The program matches youth across the country with inspirational adult mentors who can guide them in developing better self-esteem, creating healthy relationships, and making positive life choices. Many youth enter the program experiencing varying levels of educational difficulties or social challenges. Furthermore, Mentoring USA has specific programs to target youth in foster care and adopted youth. Studies show that children who succeed despite enormous personal, economic, or social obstacles often times do so because of the presence of committed and competent role models who believe in them.

The Mentoring USA Foster Care Program is uniquely designed to provide structured, one-to-one mentoring for youth in foster care through New York City. This program follows the same important guidelines as the Mentoring USA general programs do, all while expanding service to youth up to 21 years of age. When foster care children turn 21 years old and 'age out' of the system, they are presented with a whole new set of challenges, many of which their mentors can help them overcome. As part of the foster care programming, Mentoring USA also offers unique programs that link adopted youth with adults who were adopted. The Mentoring USA Foster Care Program aims to provide these youth with someone who cares, in order to develop a long-term relationship and therefore hopefully increase the likelihood of future success.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Mentoring USA Foster Care Program.

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Mentoring USA Foster Care Program.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Mentoring USA Foster Care Program.

Contact Information

Mentoring USA
Phone: (212) 400-8284
Fax: (212) 400-8278

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2012

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2012