Enhancing health and life chances for disadvantaged urban youth

The purpose of this project is to implement a program to enhance health outcomes and life opportunities of disadvantaged, high-risk urban youth. The program will combine one-to-one mentoring, training and economic incentives in an effort to discourage health-damaging behaviors. This grant provides start-up support for the operational and assessment components of the Program and will underwrite the economic incentives for high-risk youth during the pilot phase. At lease 1,900 high-risk youth will participate in this Program through the combination of Foundation and external partner resources. Children will be provided with the opportunity to earn short-term financial incentives, as well as build up to $10,000-$13,000 in equity that will be available upon graduation from the Program (at age 23). If successful, this program will demonstrate an effective intervention strategy to improve health outcomes for an exceptionally needy and hard to reach population, as well as a means for financing such an approach on a large-scale basis.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 10/29/1992

Time frame: 1/1/1993 - 12/31/2000

Grant Number: 21292


National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated

1400 I Street, N.W., #850
Washington, 20005-2208


Robin Pringle
Project Director