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.
THANK YOU FLOUR!