- Bank of America Mentoring Initiative IX: Proposals Due July 16th at 9AM
We are thrilled to announce a ninth year of the Bank of America Mentoring Initiative. The 2014 Invitation for Proposals is now available. Eligible applicants must inform WSM of their intent to apply by July 3rd and applications are due to WSM on July 16th.
A few things to note about this year’s BAMI grants: Eligible programs must serve middle- to high-school youth from low-to-moderate income households in the following areas: o King County o Pierce County o Snohomish County o City of Spokane o City of Olympia o No other counties or cities are eligible this year. In keeping with Bank of America’s committed to supporting the “next generation of workers”, eligible mentoring programs must include activities and/or curriculum focused on providing mentees with the skills and support needed to graduate high-school and successfully navigate post-secondary education and/or professional workforce opportunities. Examples of eligible programing include: o Programs connecting youth to committed and caring adults for structured, ongoing mentoring relationships that support high-school and college access success; o Programs that provide skills training, coupled with opportunities for cross-sector career exposure, community service/leadership opportunities, internships, job shadowing or apprenticeships with local businesses; o Programs that support financial literacy and provide tools that help youth understand the basics of managing money to help them develop better money habits for when they are earning income. Stay tuned for more information and please don’t hesitate to contact Peggy Gray at 425.416.2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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A Special Bond Between Sisters
Little Sister Shania and Big Sister Maureen have been matched since October 2009. Shania's grandmother enrolled Shania in the BBBS program because Shania always wanted a big sister. Maureen had been interested in mentoring because she had always liked kids and wanted to a create a special bond with a Little.