Measuring Impact in Mentoring

When Seedling Mentor Program was envisioned in 2005, the program was based on research, best practices, and included metrics from the beginning.

Each year, the Board of Directors approved increased resources and directed staff to take the steps needed to ensure that the program was having an impact on children through surveys of the Mentees, Mentors, Schools, and the Caregivers. Continue reading

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Cultivating Young People’s Possible Selves

Seedling Mentoring is a highly supported, research driven, school based, one-on-one mentoring program in the Central Texas area. Training and continuing education are the bedrock of what we believe in and offer to our community volunteers who are entering the lives of children who are challenged by parental incarceration.

October’s Mentor Training Lunch was well attended, and we encourage all of our mentors to catch these sessions whenever they can.  “The more you know…” Continue reading

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Is This Your Year to be Epic? Mentor with Seedling

School has begun, and our Mentors are pairing up again with their young friends in Austin’s public schools. Some are continuing a friendship that has grown over years, and some are beginning a brand new relationship, but they all have one thing in common…

They have been well-trained, and they are highly supported in their mentoring. Continue reading

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Father’s Day When Daddy is in Prison

Dads-Day-Video-StillThis year, Google sponsored a video that was a heartfelt letter from children challenged by parental incarceration to their fathers in prison.

Watch and listen, because to hear a child’s feelings is more compelling than any statistics we could share with you, but trust us, Seedling Mentor Program is research-based, and we will keep sharing those numbers. Continue reading

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Seedling College Scholarships – Offering the Future

2016 Scholarship GroupThrough generous donations, the Seedling Foundation has had the privilege of offering our 8th-grade Seedling mentees an opportunity to compete for a $5,000.00 scholarship for higher education, to be bestowed upon graduation. Continue reading

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