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 one of only a few mentoring organizations 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
Introducing Silver Lining Mentoring’s 2023 Board of Directors
Tom Shirk Takes the Helm as Board Chair Silver Lining Mentoring (SLM) is proud to introduce our 2023 Board of Directors! As volunteers and donors, Board members are some ... Read More >
Volunteer Mentor of the Month: Gabe, February 2023
This month, we’re excited to spotlight volunteer mentor Gabe! Gabe and his mentee, A, were matched last spring during Learn & Earn and quickly formed a close connecti... Read More >
New England Patriots Players Award Social Justice Funds to Silver Lining Mentoring
Silver Lining Mentoring is honored to be one of six organizations selected to receive a gift from the New England Patriots player's social justice fund. The team started ... Read More >
Volunteer Mentor of the Month: Aidan, January 2023
This month, we’re excited to spotlight volunteer mentor Aidan! Aidan matched with mentee Ivens last year during Learn & Earn, and the pair has been inseparable ever s... Read More >
“Foster care mentoring turns into 20-year relationship” – CommonWealth Magazine
Silver Lining Mentoring's longest mentoring matches were recently featured in a CommonWealth Magazine article by Shira Schoenberg called, "Foster care mentoring turns int... Read More >