YouthBuild USA - OJJDP National Mentoring Programs Subawardees

YouthBuild USA is pleased to announce the YouthBuild programs selected as recipients of the subawards funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Mentoring Programs 2013 Award. What a wonderful accomplishment and exciting opportunity for these 41 programs. We are grateful to begin another cycle of providing caring adult mentors in the lives of our youth.

Former OJJDP Funded YouthBuild Affiliated Programs

Century Center for Economic Opportunity (CCEO) Inc. YouthBuild, Lennox, CA
Home Sweet Home YouthBuild, Los Angeles, CA
LA CAUSA YouthBuild, Los Angeles, CA
Rising Stars Business Academy YouthBuild, Moreno Valley, CA
San Fernando Valley YouthBuild, Pacoima, CA
San Gabriel Valley Conservation and Service Corps, El Monte, CA
YouthBuild of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Prevention PLUS, YouthBuild, Forest Park, GA
YouthBuild Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Tomorrow's Builders YouthBuild Charter School, East St. Louis, IL
YouthBuild McLean County, Normal, IL
YouthBuild Gary, Gary, IN
YouthBuild of Northern Kentucky, Covington, KY
Community Teamwork YouthBuild of Greater Lowell, Lowell, MA
GAP YouthBuild, Saint Paul, MN
West Jackson Community Development Corporation Youth Mentoring Program, Jackson, MS
River City YouthBuild, Elizabeth City, NC
Isles Youth Institute, Trenton, NJ
ADC YouthBuild, New York, NY
Project REBUILD, Inc., Canton, OH
Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild, Redmond, OR
Sumter County YouthBuild, Sumter, SC
YouthBuild Lancaster, Lancaster, SC
SA Youth – YouthBuild, San Antonio, TX
Pathways' YouthBuild, Petersburg, VA
SALS Coalfield Housing, Kincaid, WV

The purpose of these pass-through subawards, ranging from $20,000-$38,000, is to strengthen and enhance a solid mentoring component in YouthBuild programs that have experience in mentoring. Through application of mentoring best practices, dedicated staff, and agency support, these programs will improve program outcomes and increase graduate success, and prevent or reduce anti-social, delinquent, or destructive behavior, and reduce recidivism for those who have been court-involved.

YouthBuild Affiliated Starter Mentoring Programs

PPEP YouthBuild Tucson, Tucson, AZ
R.U.T.H. YouthBuild, Canoga Park, CA
Sioux City YouthBuild, Sioux City, IA
Building Futures YouthBuild/AmeriCorps, Alton, IL
YouthBuild Hazard (Jackson), Jackson, KY
YouthBuild Bogalusa, Bogalusa, LA
YouthBuild Just-A-Start, Cambridge, MA
Civic Works' YouthBuild, Baltimore, MD
CLIMB CDC YouthBuild, Gulfport, MS
YouthBuild MS Delta MACE, Greenville, MS
YouthBuild Helena, Helena, MT
Great Falls YouthBuild, Paterson, NJ
YouthBuild Providence, Providence, RI
CLC, Inc. YouthBuild Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Operation Fresh Start, Madison, WI

The purpose of this $7,000 capacity building pass-through subaward is to plan and launch a solid mentoring component in YouthBuild programs. These programs will receive the training, onsite and remote technical assistance, tools, and resources needed to establish a quality and durable mentoring component. The first orientation for directors of starter programs will be held at the National Directors Association meeting on January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Existing programs with directors new to YouthBuild mentoring are also welcome.

Congratulations to all of these programs and especially to the YouthBuild students who will now have the opportunity to be engaged in a positive and productive mentoring relationship. We anticipate that over the next three years, these programs will make it possible for over 1,700 young people to have mentors. Thank you all for your vision and service!