Youth Mentoring@100%: Innovation 2
Ensuring Full Support
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Youth Mentoring.2.1
Project 1: The “do we have enough money to mentor?” project
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of how your mentor support “system” is doing and which areas are in need of support and improvement. Sometimes, that may be a matter of using existing budgets (of mentoring programs or foundation and government funding) differently. Often you will discover that the funding simply isn’t there to do a decent job, or make it so people don’t long waits to get a mentor. Do your assessment of all current mentor programs to know the quality and quantity of services. This kind of organizational and financial assessment of mentoring programs can become a tool for fundraising.