HB 568 – Youth Mentoring Services Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange); Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford); Rep. Ricky Hurtado (D-Alamance)


This bill establishes the Youth Mentoring Grant Program within DHHS and states the program’s purpose is to (1) address the essential need for youth mentoring services in communities that lack existing mentoring programs and (2) sustain current community-based youth mentoring programs, with the goal of reducing substance use disorders, decreasing the incident of delinquent and violent activity, and fostering positive connections.

This bill also appropriates $1.5M in nonrecurring funds for each year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium to DHHS to be used to award grants to nonprofit organizations as required by the Program.


Filed – 4/14/2021