Youth Mentorship Program

Posted by Simon Youth Foundation on March 28, 2016

Simon Youth Foundation Invites LOIs to Implement Youth Mentorship Program

The Simon Youth Foundation a national Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization, exists to help at-risk students who are on the verge of dropping out of high school stay in school and earn a diploma. Through Simon Youth Scholarships and twenty-six in twelve states, SYF creates educational opportunities for students.

As it looks to grow its network,the foundation is inviting Letters of Interest from national organizations or consortiums of regional organizations to organize, supervise, and activate a national program of trusted, appropriate adult role models to serve as mentors and advisors to students enrolled in Simon Youth Academies.

SYF envisions a partnership where every student in every academy has regular access to a trusted, vetted adult who can provide mentorship, advice, and knowledge to its students as they navigate their high school education, explore workforce options, seek post secondary education or work experiences, and develop cultural competencies necessary for full participation in civic life.

The successful grantee will work closely with SYF staff in Indianapolis and in partnership with its network of school district partners and lead teachers across the U.S. to match mentors with Simon Youth Academies students who are referred or self-identify as wanting to participate in the program. SYF anticipates a program with approximately three hundred to five hundred active student participants.

The foundation is interested in exploring a wide variety of opportunities and possible configurations in the ultimate delivery of the program.

Letters of Interest, which should not exceed five pages, must be received no later than April 29, 2016. The LOI should address areas of desired partnership, desired outcomes, and suggest how the proposal will be funded. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 15, 2016.

Questions concerning the LOI process should be directed to SYF president and CEO J. Michael Durnil, Ph.D., at (317) 263-2361.

Completed LOIs should be submitted to:

Simon Youth Foundation Call for Letters – Mentorship
225 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Or, electronically, to [email protected].


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