Taking an evidence-based approach, the program helps young people develop an individual success plan to guide them and their futures. The Adolescent Mentoring Program utilizes the evidence-based Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program model to provide structured mentoring to participants. Program mentors work to keep all participants functioning academically at grade level or above, staying out of trouble, behaving responsibly, and staying on track to graduate and move on to advanced education or training. As a young teen, Justice was arrested and found himself facing a serious criminal accusation and possible jail time. His judge referred him to The Foundling's juvenile justice program, and the intensive counseling and support he and his family received from his therapist, Stephanie, helped him to avoid a criminal record and get back on the path to success.
Adolescent Mentoring Program - The New York Foundling
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Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. This amendment doubled the maximum amount of funds potentially available to states for independent living services and gave states greater discretion over how they use those funds. In addition to allowing states to provide services such as training in daily living skills, education and employment assistance, counseling, case management, and a written transitional independent living plan, this amendment also allowed them to use up to 30 percent of Chafee funds for room and board.