What is the NIA Mentoring Program?
NIA Mentoring is a mentoring program funded through the OJJDP. The Governor’s PreventionPartnership (GPP) and Urban Community Alliance (UCA) have collaborated to offer NIA Mentoringservices to New Haven high schoolers for a wide range of supports. NIA’s Purpose: NIA was created to target youth impacted by substance use and in need of guidance, but also caters to those impacted by chronic absenteeism, disciplinary issues, violence, etc. Mentoring is an efficient wayto provide additional guidance and support for youth in need along with educational resources,workshops, and treatment referrals when needed.