MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, a national organization that supports and advocates for mentoring initiatives worldwide, announced the formation of the Illinois Mentoring Partnership, which aims to serve as the unifying champion for quality youth mentoring in Illinois. With support from MacArthur, the Illinois Mentoring Partnership will provide resources, technical assistance, heightened public awareness, and advocacy for the state’s mentoring initiatives. Illinois joins 28 other state and local partnerships within MENTOR’s network, which serves more than 3 million children nationwide.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.