In the spirit of the annual Coaches' Challenge, Kansas Mentors is seeking projects taking place during the Challenge that focus on the recruitment and/or retention of mentors. Specifically, efforts should focus on: 1) outreach efforts to recruit more Kansans to meet the state's shortage of mentors and/or 2) innovative strategies and trainings to retain existing mentors and to ensure young Kansans are receiving high quality mentoring services.
Grant activities should take place between September 1 - November 30, 2013.
Who May Apply?
This is a competitive grant application process. Organizations that are currently engaged in youth mentoring activities that meet the definition
of mentoring provided below* and are registered as an Affiliate Program with Kansas Mentors prior to August 1, 2013
are invited to submit applications. For a list of registered programs or to become an affiliate visit the Kansas Mentors' partner directory at: www.kansasmentors.org
*Definition of mentoring as defined by the KM Council of Mentors: Mentoring is a consistent, structured, stable relationship between youth and a caring role model(s) that involves regular, ongoing and ideally face-to-face meetings and is focused on developing the character, capabilities, and confidence of the young person(s).
Kansas Mentors expects to award over $5,000 in one-time grants. Funds may not be used to engage in political activities. Applicants may request up to $500 in funding.
Grant application and materials can be found in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
Questions? Contact Cheri Faunce at email@example.com