WE THRIVE WHEN WE MATTER
What we do
Silver Lining Mentoring empowers youth in foster care to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. We are the only mentoring organization in Massachusetts, and one of the few in the country, exclusively focused on youth impacted by foster care.
SLM mentor matches last an average of 55 months — more than six times the national average.
67% of SLM youth are employed — versus 43% of their peers in foster care.
SLM youth are 7 times more likely to go to college than their peers in foster care.
COMMUNITY BASED MENTORING
Community Based Mentoring pairs youth in foster care ages seven and older in one-to-one mentoring relationships with a trained volunteer mentor.
LEARN & EARN
Learn & Earn builds on mentoring with twelve weeks of life skills training, focusing on employment and financial literacy with a matched savings component.
YOUNG ADULT SERVICES
Young Adult Services provides individualized clinical support, resource brokering, housing support, and meets other urgent needs for young people who are aging out of foster care.
What you can do
Share your time and talent.
Volunteer to help a youth find their silver lining.
Show more youth in foster care that they matter.
Learn more about how your organization can work with us.
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