September 2009 -Dare Mighty Things, in partnership with Public/Private Ventures of Philadelphia, has been awarded over $17.8 million by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to build the capacity of Amachi mentoring programs serving youth impacted by incarceration. This funding, authorized through the Recovery Act, will create approximately 300 jobs, and support over 17,000 mentoring relationships.
The P/PV / Dare Mighty Things team aims to build statewide mentoring coalitions to ensure the long-term sustainability of high-quality mentoring services across the country. Here is the link to press release from OJJDP.
Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) is a national nonprofit organization that tackles critical challenges facing low-income communities by seeking out and designing innovative programs, rigorously testing them, and promoting solutions proven to work. Amachi is a unique partnership of secular and faith-based organizations working together to provide mentoring to children of incarcerated parents. Currently there are 250 mentoring children of prisoner programs in 48 states, and the Obama administration has recognized the need for more. P/PV research shows that one-to-one mentoring can improve a child’s academic performance, behavior, family and peer relationships, and self-concept.
See link to the full online article here.