Silver Lining Mentoring (SLM) empowers youth in foster care to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. Based in Boston, Silver Lining Mentoring is one of the few mentoring organizations nationwide, exclusively focused on the unique needs of youth in foster care. The Silver Lining Institute (SLI) was launched in 2019 to expand access to mentoring relationships for youth impacted by foster care nationwide.
The Silver Lining Institute partners with service providers across the country to promote best practices in mentoring youth in foster care through a training and consulting program. The Institute also cultivates long-term impact by raising awareness among local, state and federal stakeholders of the challenges facing young people in foster care and the positive outcomes that can be achieved through mentoring programs.