Mentors receive $100,000 in grants from Issaquah nonprofit

December 21, 2010

By Staff

Washington State Mentors is helping at-risk youths by helping those who mentor them.

The Issaquah-based nonprofit organization gave $100,000 to 17 mentoring organizations. The grants were made possible by a federal grant to Washington State Mentors from the U.S. Department of Justice, with assistance from the offices of U.S. Reps. Jim McDermott and Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.The grants aid mentors serving children ages 6-18 who are at risk for violence, negative behavior and substance abuse in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. The mentors help them stay in school and reach academic success.

The mentors include 100 Black Men of Greater Seattle; The Austin Foundation; College Success Foundation’s Hometown Mentors; Communities in Schools of Renton; Community for Youth; Eastside Academy; Girl Scouts of Washington Fostering a Future; Good Shepherd (H.O.P.E); Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration Region 3, 4 and 5; King County Bar Association’s Future of the Law Institute; Poulsbo Middle School’s Peer Mentor Teams; Suquamish Elementary School – SAGE Mentoring; South Kitsap PALS; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County; and Volunteers of America Western Washington.

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