About The Mentoring Program

The Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program is a youth development program for high school juniors and seniors. The goal of the mentoring program is to provide first-generation and low-income students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in college, career and life.

 

The program focuses on helping students in 3 areas: College Readiness, Career Preparation and Financial Literacy. 100% of students who participate in the program graduate high school on time and 93% graduate from college within 4-5 years.


 

How The Mentoring Program Works

Students who are selected for The Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program participate in one-on-one virtual coaching and training programs that focus on College Readiness, Career Preparation and Financial Literacy.

 

Alumni of the program volunteer their skills and time as College and Career Advisors, Financial Coaches and Peer Mentors. In addition, Daniel Trust Foundation invites corporate partners, college admissions advisors and financial aid experts to conduct workshops and presentations.


 

How The Foundation Supports Alumni of The Program 

Even though the mentoring program ends when students graduate from high school, the Foundation continues to mentor and support them throughout their college journey.

 

Once students successfully complete all stages of the Mentoring Program, the Foundation awards them a 4-year $2,000 scholarship (students receive $500 per year) to help them pay for the costs of their college textbooks and supplies.


 

How Students Can Apply for The Mentoring Program 

 

High school seniors from Bridgeport, CT and New York, NY who are interested in participating in the 2021-2022 Mentoring Program should send an email to Info@DanielTrust.org to request an application.