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's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations.