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CWLA Seeking Proposals for Peer Mentoring Programs

8/10/2007:   CWLA, in partnership with FosterClub, has launched an exciting new initiative that matches volunteer adults with youth to make a difference in the lives of foster teens.

Funded by the New York Life Foundation, Fostering Healthy Connections through Peer Mentoring: Foster Youth Give Each Other a Helping Hand is a unique peer mentoring program in which former foster youth mentor children and youth currently in the foster care system.

CWLA is seeking to support four new peer mentoring programs and enhance four existing mentoring programs. A committee of field experts and former foster youth will review the proposals. Sites will have some local flexibility, but the overall structure of CWLA peer mentoring program elements will be consistent across sites; for example, sites may choose to focus on a specific population within foster care such as pregnant and parenting teens or LGBTQ youth.

CWLA invites all of its member agencies in good standing to submit proposals by October 12. For more information, and to submit proposals electronically, visit our website, or contact Foster Care Program Manager, Kerrin Sweet at ksweet@cwla.org, or 678/749-4158. Read more about the initiative in the May/June 2007 issue of Children's Voice.

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