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This list points to youth tutor and/or mentor programs beyond Chicago

 

BB/BS OF THE TRI-STATE
https://www.bbbstristate.org/
From the web site: "Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State (Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia) serves children facing adversity through a Community Based Program and a School-Based Mentoring Program   Incorporated in 1974, the Agency celebrated 40 years of service in 2014.  Approximately 150 children are served annually through these programs.  BBBSTS is an affiliate member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and complies with the Standards of Practice for one-to-one service via annual review."

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS ATLANTA
https://bbbsatl.org/
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBS) has been serving the Metro Atlanta area for nearly fifty years. Our goal is to enrich children’s lives and provide a solid foundation to allow the next generation to be all they can be—one child at a time.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NEW YORK CITY
https://www.bigsnyc.org/
BBBS offers three types of mentoring programs: Community-Based, Site-Based, and Special Populations. BBBS also sponsors a training center, which supports mentoring programs throughout the NYC region.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS AND MENTORING AT THE CENTRAL MARYLAND Y
https://ymaryland.org/volunteer/mentoring
From the website: "Our mentoring programs include one-to-one mentoring in the community, one-to-one therapeutic mentoring, college/career readiness mentoring, and workplace mentorship through your employer." One of those mentoring programs is a Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

BLUE RIBBON MENTOR - ADVOCATE PROGRAM -N. CAROLINA
https://www.chccs.org/brma
From the web site: "Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) is a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools support program designed to improve the achievement of students of color. BRMA provides students with mentoring, advocacy, tutoring, social and cultural enrichment, college and career preparation, leadership development, and college scholarships.  Since its inception in 1995, BRMA has been lauded for excellence in mentoring and school-community partnerships at the national, state, and local levels. Many BRMA graduates have enrolled in some form of post-secondary education."

CAPITAL PARTNERS FOR EDUCATION (WASHINGTON, DC)
https://www.cpfe.org/
From the web site: "Capital Partners for Education (CPE) provides a structured continuum of one-on-one mentoring, academic support, and career preparation services to low-income high school and college students from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, guiding them to and through college, and into sustainable career paths."

CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS - COMIC BOOK PROJECT
https://www.comicbookproject.org/
From the web site: "The Center for Educational Pathways is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved children and their teachers build creative pathways to academic success. Our flagship programs are The Comic Book Project and Youth Music Exchange. The Comic Book Project engages children in a creative process leading to literacy reinforcement, social awareness, and character development, then publishes and distributes their work for other children in the community to use as learning and motivational tools."

CINCINNATI YOUTH COLLABORATIVE
https://www.cycyouth.org/
From the web site: "CYC makes a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable young people in 2nd grade through college by providing a range of services designed to keep kids in school, prepared for college and career, and on the pathway to success.  Bringing together over 1000 volunteers and 59 local businesses, CYC strives for dropout prevention by offering mentoring, college readiness and success, and career preparation."

COLLEGE BOUND 4 KIDS - LA PROGRAM
https://collegebound4kids.com/about-us/#vision
From the web site: "College Bound 4 Kids provides strong tutorial support and bridges a healthy collaboration between the school, parents and students.  Our tutors work with the same students each day (typically an 8/1 student/tutor ratio), which allows us to work consistently on organization, neatness, following directions, test prep (all subjects) and accurately completing homework and classroom assignments. The effectiveness of this philosophy is evidenced by improved student achievement, enthusiastic administrative and teacher support, and increased parental involvement."  This is fee based model.

COLLEGE MENTORS FOR KIDS - CHAPTERS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
https://collegementors.org/what/
From the web site: "College Mentors for Kids works by connecting college students with the most to give to kids who need it most. We pair children one-on-one with a mentor and engage them in activities on a university campus where they discover the joy of learning and the power of mentoring." Chapters in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, NC, Illinois.

CONCERNED BLACK MEN CARES® - NATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM
http://cbmnational.org/news/cbm-cares-national-mentoring-initiative/
From the web site: "The CBM CARES® National Mentoring Initiative is part of a comprehensive outreach project designed to improve academic and life outcomes for youth enrolled in middle schools nationwide where CBM chapters are located."  Visit the web site to see in what states this program operates.

DIRECTORY OF FEDERALLY FUNDED YOUTH PROGRAMS
https://youth.gov/evidence-innovation/evidence-based-program-directories
From the web site: "Multiple federal agencies have put together registries that list evidence-based programs as a way to disseminate information about programs and their level of effectiveness. Registries list programs and categorize them, similar to a consumer guide. This process allows users to identify programs that best meet their needs and have a body of research behind them. Registries vary in the programs they include, how they define evidence, the depth of evidence they require, the criteria they use for classifying evidence-based programs, and their area of focus."

DREAM VILLAGE MENTORING PROGRAM - VERMONT, BOSTON, PHILLY
https://www.dreamprogram.org/
From the web site: "The DREAM Program, Inc. is a mentoring organization that pairs college students with youth from affordable housing neighborhoods. Our mentoring relationships empower mentees to lead healthy, productive lives.  Founded in 1999 by Dartmouth College students, DREAM has grown to work with thirteen colleges and eighteen affordable housing neighborhoods throughout Vermont and Massachusetts. We currently support over 350 mentoring pairs and provide opportunities to the youth, families and college students."

EMILY SHANE FOUNDATION ( LA) WORKS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
https://emilyshane.org/
From the web site: "The Emily Shane Foundation created The SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program in loving memory of Emily Rose Shane, who was tragically murdered on April 3, 2010 at the age of 13. The SEA provides individualized, intensive mentoring to struggling/failing middle school students in the mainstream classroom." Browse the web site, the blog and look at the "Deeds" feature.

FRIENDS FOR YOUTH - CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION
https://www.friendsforyouth.org/
From the web site: "Serving youth-in-need in San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara Counties, our mentoring program matches youth with adult volunteers. The youth in our program are referred by teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, and other youth professionals. Our youth are youth-in-need,  meaning they may be facing problems at home with their families, struggling at school, or experiencing issues in their neighborhood.  These young people are ages 8-17 and need a positive and supportive adult in their lives. Volunteer mentors serve as a friend and role model, making a significant and measurable difference in a young person’s self-esteem, social skills, school performance, and decision-making skills."


FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN - GENERATIONAL CHANGE MODEL
https://friendsofthechildren.org/how-it-works
Friends of the Children has been providing long-term support to youth through it's unique model for more than 20 years and they use their web site to effectively show their model. Browse the web site to learn how they do what they do. 
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FULFILLMENT FUND (LOS ANGELES) - PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE MENTORING
https://fulfillment.org/
From the web site: "Our mission is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically underresourced communities. Through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and experiential learning opportunities, we open young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education, and change their beliefs about what they are capable of achieving."

 

FULL CIRCLE REFUGE - FOCUS ON AT-RISK YOUTH AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS
http://www.fullcirclerefuge.org/
From the web site: "Full Circle Refuge, Inc. (FCR) is a ministry that utilizes resources (churches, ministries, and local communities) and Biblical principles to provide services to youth in the Southeast that are at-risk, incarcerated, and /or in an aftercare program. FCR is committed to promoting the character trait “spirituality” to juveniles through the presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipleship and mentoring."  This organization is based in Georgia.

GIRLS WRITE NOW, NEW YORK
https://www.girlswritenow.org/who-we-are/mentoring/
From the web site: "The spirit of our organization is simple: every girl who’s passionate about telling their story gets a shot at exploring it. We introduce NYC public high school girls to women writers and digital media professionals from every discipline, who join Girls Write Now as mentors to pass on their craft. As mentees work with their mentors, a one-to-one relationship becomes a two-way street.' 

GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA - EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN
https://globalgirlmedia.org/
From the web site: "GlobalGirl Media (GGM) develops the voice and media literacy of teenage girls and young women, ages 14-22, in under-served communities by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to improve scholastic achievement, ignite community activism and spark social change. Through mentoring, training and access to a worldwide network of trans-media distribution partners, GlobalGirl Media harnesses the power of new digital media to empower young women to bring their often-overlooked perspectives onto the global media stage. By turning up the volume of girl’s voices globally, GlobalGirl Media seeks to promote freedom of expression and strengthen substantive journalism that addresses historically marginalized voices, while building self-esteem, leadership capacity, and 21st century skills. Founded in 2010, we are active in South Africa, Morocco, Kosovo, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Bay Area."

HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE, INC. (NEW YORK)
https://hcz.org/
From the web site: "Aimed at providing comprehensive, critical support to children and families and reweaving the very fabric of community life, the HCZ® Project began as a one-block pilot in the 1990s. With bold ambition, careful planning, and a strong infrastructure, we set out to address not just some but all of the issues children and families were facing within a finite geographic area: crumbling apartments, rampant drug use, failing schools, violent crime, and chronic health problems. Building on the success of this early initiative, we launched a 10-year strategic plan in 2000, steadily and systematically expanding the depth and breadth of our programming to encompass 24 blocks, then 60 blocks, and ultimately 97 blocks.  Today, the Children’s Zone® serves more than 10,000 youth and nearly 10,000 adults and our organization as a whole serves over 12,509 youth and 12,498 adults."  View  map at http://hcz.org/zone-map/ showing locations within Harlem.

HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM FOCUSED ON MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
https://higherachievement.org/about/mission-history/
From the web site :"Higher Achievement closes the achievement gap by offering motivated middle school students from under-served areas an opportunity-rich, nationally recognized year-round educational and high school preparatory program. The program, held after school and during the summer, culminates in top high school placement. Each year, Higher Achievement helps almost 500 children achieve academic excellence. Grades improve, test scores improve, and academic behaviors are fostered through a program that works." Programs operate in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond and Pittsburgh. 

HORIZONS ATLANTA - TRANSFORMATIONAL, COMMUNITY-CENTERED, SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM
https://www.horizonsatlanta.org/about-1/mission/
From the web site: "When a student enrolls in Horizons Atlanta the summer after Kindergarten, he or she joins a learning community that extends year-round, with a signature six-week summer intensive through 8th grade. Horizons Atlanta students, all of whom are free-or-reduced-lunch qualified, come from public schools, and are in need of academic support. By design, roughly 2/3 of students perform below grade level when they first enroll. And, because we make a long-term commitment to our families, siblings of enrolled students receive admissions preference when they are of eligible age to apply. Our programs are physically located within or geographically near communities and public schools in need. For most programs, we provide daily bus transportation to and from our site, helping to mitigate any safety concerns for students who reside outside of walking distance to our program sites. We also strive for our programs to be as closely located to their feeder public schools as possible so as to enhance the collaborative nature of our work and further our understanding and connection to the home communities of our students."  NOTE: The Atlanta program is part of a national network of Horizons programs in different cities, including Chicago.

INDO-CARRIBEAN ALLIANCE YOUTH PROGRAM - NYC
https://www.indocaribbean.org/mentoring-program.html
From the web site: "In 2011, ICA launched the only mentoring program for young people in South Queens. We engaged experts from the social work field, education and youth development to create a one-on- one mentoring program that combines leadership cultivation, academic assistance and career exploration.  The Mentoring Program provides individual attention to students and recent immigrants by focusing on academic assistance, early-stage career planning and social development. We pair each student with a mentor who spends a minimum of 8 hours every month working on specific development goals. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to think critically about themselves and about some of the most pressing issues in the community." 

JOBS FOR MAINE'S GRADUATES (JMG)
https://www.jmg.org/about-jmg/history
From the web site: "JMG, a public/private partnership, was founded in 1993 as a dropout prevention program. As student needs have increased and the skills required to succeed in today’s workforce have evolved, JMG’s programming has evolved, as well, to include career preparation that reflects today’s job market, college transition skills, leadership opportunities, critical thinking, financial literacy, community service learning, and more.  Initially for high school students, JMG now works with students as early as the sixth grade all the way through college graduation and careers. In addition to its core programs, JMG has developed hybrid and school-wide programs, which offer tailored JMG curriculum to a broader range of students."

KID POWER DC ( ADDED MENTORS, INC. IN 2019)
https://www.kidpower.org/what-we-do/locations/dc/
From the web site: "Kid Power, Inc. inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia. Kid Power is the only nonprofit expanded learning program offering a three-pronged approach to helping underserved DC students grow and become engaged leaders in their communities. Each year, Kid Power helps hundreds of youth succeed academically, empowers them to become engaged leaders and responsible citizens, and fosters healthy living through community gardens. Kid Power students work every day to build a stronger, healthier, and more resilient District." Kid Power has grown by absorbing other youth tutor/mentor programs in DC area, including Mentors, Inc, which they acquired in 2019.  Mentors, Inc had been listed in this library since mid 2000s.


LA TEAM MENTORING
https://latm.org/
From the web site: "The Mission of Los Angeles Team Mentoring is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments in order to help them recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based team approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives."

 

MASTERMIND CONNECT - NYC MENTORING
https://mastermindconnect.com/give-back
From the website: "Mastermind Connect is a New York City collective of men who are striving to fully embrace the essence of becoming the best versions of themselves.  Mastermind Connect members give back efforts focus on youth mentoring, entrepreneurship, and shedding light on men's health issues. Our goal is to make sure our members are engaging in social responsibility. We’re advocates for promoting social good as a daily lifestyle and not a one time occurrence."

 

MY SISTER'S CIRCLE - GIRLS MENTORING IN BALTIMORE
https://www.sisterscircle.org/
This program reaches youth in 5th grade and works to help them stay in school through high school and then move on to college. Youth are supported through one-on-one mentoring and a variety of other activities.

NOVO FOUNDATION - SEEKS TO EMPOWER ADOLESCENT GIRLS
https://novofoundation.org/about-us/learnmore/
From the web site: "NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. We support the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world. We envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women."  Note: While this is a funding organization, not a direct service tutoring or mentoring program, the link has been placed in this section because of it's focus on girls and women.

PREP FOR PREP - SUPPORTS YOUTH FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE
https://www.prepforprep.org/#/
From the web site: "The Preparatory Component academically prepares students for placement and success at New York’s leading independent schools and the Northeast’s top boarding schools. This rigorous 14-month course of study spans two intensive summer sessions, as well as classes during the intervening school year. The Prep for Prep Preparatory Component works with sixth- and seventh-graders preparing to enter independent day school in seventh or eighth grade. The PREP 9 Preparatory Component works with eighth-graders getting ready to enter boarding school in ninth grade. In order to familiarize these students with boarding school life, they spend two weeks of both summer sessions on a boarding school campus."

SCHOOL ON WHEELS - BRINGS TUTORING TO HOMELESS KIDS
https://schoolonwheels.org/about-us/#our-mission
From the web site: "Based in Southern California. The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for children from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system to these students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important."

SCHOOL ON WHEELS - INDIANAPOLIS. TUTORING FOR HOMELESS KIDS
https://indyschoolonwheels.org/
From the web site: "School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness."

SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. - PORTLAND, OR - A CONTINUUM OF SERVICES
https://www.selfenhancement.org/history
From the web site: "SEI provides a continuum of services. SEI begins our relationship with children in the second grade, and we stay with them into adulthood, age 25. When those inevitable turning points come, SEI students have an advantage. They’re prepared and supported by their SEI coordinator and our extended “family” of resources and services."

STUDENT2STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM, SKILLSUSA
https://www.skillsusa.org/programs/student2student/
From the web site: "SkillsUSA offers Student2Student Mentoring as a national mentoring program that provides a way for our members to participate in America’s Promise Alliance. Mentoring is a voluntary relationship between two people: a middle school, a high-school or college student and a younger student (usually one in middle school). The aim is to encourage younger students to explore future careers and make decisions that will lead to marketable skills and productive futures."

TEAMMATES MENTORING PROGRAM (NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, WYOMING)
https://teammates.org/
From the web site: "The TeamMates Mentoring Program was formalized as a statewide program in 1998 with 12 chapters and 441 mentor/mentee matches. Since then, TeamMates has steadily grown to include over 135 chapters and currently serves more than 7,500 youth through partnerships with local school districts. TeamMates now has chapters throughout Nebraska and Iowa and recently opened its first chapters in Kansas and Wyoming.

THE INDIGENOUS ADOLESCENT GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (IMAGEN)
https://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_IMAGENbrief.pdf
From the web site:  "The Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN) was conceived as a means of bringing together Native American-serving organizations that have the enthusiasm and capacity to adopt, document and share evidence from programs that build on Native girls’ innate talents, while addressing the multiple challenges they face. The first steps towards building this network were taken during IMAGEN’s inaugural workshop at the Population Council headquarters in New York City on March 7-8, 2017

THE MENTORING CENTER (CALIFORNIA)
http://mentor.org/?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=26
From the web site: "The Mentoring Center provides technical assistance and training to organizations developing and operating mentoring programs for youth and young adults.   The Mentoring Center also offers direct service programs that work with all youth, but specialize in working with the most highly at-risk youth, those youth who are no longer simply at-risk but immersed in their risk behaviors." 

THE NEW YORK CITY MENTORING PROGRAM (NYCMP)
https://www.nycmentoringprogram.org/?page=AboutUs
From the web site: "The New York City Mentoring Program (NYCMP) works with businesses, organizations, associations, and government agencies to develop successful mentoring partnerships with public high schools throughout New York City. Coordinated by the Department of Education's Office of Strategic Partnerships."

WEDU - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN AROUND WORLD
https://www.weduglobal.org/about-us/
From the web site: "WEDU provides leadership development programmes, opportunities, and funding for education to nurture the lifelong leadership development of women changemakers around the world."

WINNING FUTURES - SW MICHIGAN
https://winningfutures.org/
From the web site: "Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people. We offer school-based mentoring programs and workshops for middle school and high school students in Southeast Michigan. All of our programs focus on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning. We partner with organizations throughout the country to implement our life skills workbooks and activities."

YOUTH ADVOCATES, INC.
https://www.yapinc.org/
From the web site: "YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change."

 
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