The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $5 million grant to National 4-H Council in continued support of the 4-H National Mentoring program.
The grant comes as a part of the OJJDP’s national effort to strengthen, expand and implement youth mentoring activities nationwide to improve the lives of millions of young Americans. This is the third round of funding that council has received under OJJDP’s National Mentoring Program, including $5 million in 2010 and $5.3 million in 2011.
This money will provide funding to facilitate 4-H mentoring programs in nearly every state in the nation, with each program focused on addressing areas at increased risk for youth delinquency.
Across the country, state 4-H programs will select from three identified best practice 4-H youth mentoring programs to implement in their local communities...