This year, NOAS' IGNITE Mentoring Program celebrates the annual campaign to expand quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s foster youth with caring adults by waiving the application fee through March 31, 2021.
“The IGNITE Mentoring program is such a blessing to any child that is able to be a part of it. It allows them to have encouraging and supportive individuals in their lives to help them grow and succeed,” said a NOAS IGNITE mentor.
Research shows that mentors play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible choices, attend and engage in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior like drug use. In turn, these young people are: