Connections Matter

Silver Lining Mentoring wants to show that #ConnectionsMatter in our city. Our goal is simple. In July, August and September, we aim to:

  • recruit 100 potential mentors, so we can make 100 mentoring matches
  • raise $100,000 to support this incredible growth
  • accomplish this goal in 100 days

Silver Lining Mentoring wants every young person in foster care to have the consistent, positive relationships they deserve. We want to recruit the volunteer support and raise the resources we need to continue to create meaningful and vital connections for young people.


The Power of Connections

Mentoring is a high impact and cost-effective solution that has been proven to have positive effects on youth, including reductions in poverty; improved health outcomes; and greater interest in education. Research has shown that consistent, positive relationships are critical to the healthy development of children, and that young people will eschew other needs to seek out a sense of belonging. At Silver Lining, our mentoring relationships last an average of 55 months, which is six times the national average of nine months. We want our young people to find that critical sense of belonging and connection through consistent, positive, long-term, supportive relationships–exactly the kinds of relationships mentoring provides.



This is why #ConnectionsMatter.


During the month of July, SLM is thrilled to be partnering with
Flour Bakery + Cafe to build more connections for youth in foster care.
Head to your local Flour and check us out on their new coffee sleeves.
We greatly appreciate Flour’s commitment to supporting youth in foster care.    Be sure to
download their new IOS app when you grab your coffee to make ordering even easier. Send us a picture of you with your coffee sleeve to Ashley Goncalves at 


SAVE THE DATE: We are so excited to invite you to Flour’s annual fundraising event for their very first All-You-Can-Eat cake event. Enjoy unlimited delicious slices of midnight chocolate, lemon raspberry, carrot cake, boston cream pie, and more! All proceeds for this cake event will  support Silver Lining Mentoring’s Connections Matter campaign! They offer two seatings, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday July 15, and we hope to see you there. Click here to purchase your ticket for 1pm and here to purchase your ticket for 3pm.

Irresistible sweets and supporting a great cause – you really can have your cake and it too!