The Foundling’s Adolescent Mentoring Program operates in The Bronx and serves young people ages 12-21 who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the juvenile or criminal justice or foster care systems. 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. Through individual and group work, mentors get to know the participants’ teachers, peers, and family and make visits home to discuss problems and find solutions.