Made Better Choices
Students said they made better choices at school because of the program
Caregivers agreed that Seedling helped their child believe in their abilities, improve self-esteem, and set future goals
Teachers with a student already in the program recommend the program for other children of incarcerated parents
Mentors highly rated the Seedling program as “excellent” or “good”
Since the founding of our program, we’ve served over 2500 children in Central Texas schools.
Our Mentors make a difference in the lives of their Mentees because they are prepared and supported along the journey. Each year, the Seedling Mentor Program is independently evaluated, and we are proud to share these evaluations with you.
In 2009, the Seedling Mentor Program was identified by the Austin Independent School District as one of only six “program treasures” or programs worthy of study and replication.
Seedling College Scholarships are $5,000.00 grants that are awarded to 8th Grade students in the Seedling Mentor Program through a competitive process.
The funds are held in trust until the students graduate from high school, and then are awarded to the two or the four year institution of higher learning that the student chooses.
The application process takes place each spring when each eligible 8th grade student is alerted to the opportunity and must complete a simple application, write an essay on what mentoring has meant in their life, and ask their mentor for a recommendation letter.