Today, 30,000 children in Washington state have mentors. But 200,000 more could benefit from the advice and companionship of a caring adult. The Bank of America Mentoring Initiative supports high-quality mentoring programs that serve children from low-to-moderate-income families in underserved communities across the state. This year, 12 communities were the focus of bank support. They received the funding needed to reduce the operating cost and improve the quality of their mentor programs. Since 2006, the bank initiative has invested $315,000 in 58 mentoring programs in 19 counties throughout Washington state.
It has also shared best practices to make good programs better. Because when you’re giving, lending and investing in more communities across the country, more opportunities happen.