Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,250,000)
The Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative, Category 5 (Statewide and Regional Mentoring Initiative for Youth Impacted by Opioids and Drug Addiction) supports a broad-based approach to building mentoring program capacity in targeted regions throughout the country to help youth impacted by opioids and drug addiction. This program is authorized and funded pursuant to Pub. L. No. 116-93, 133 Stat. 2317, 2410.
Road Recovery Foundation (RRF), established in New York City in 1998, is an entertainment industry-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth from all backgrounds battle addiction and other adversities while teaching them comprehensive life skills. Guided by music and entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar life struggles, and with support from the mental health field, RRF's action-driven programs provide mentorship, performance workshops, and "all access" opportunities for a community of motivated peers to create and produce youth-driven live concert events and studio recording projects. RRF works directly with youth (ages 1317) who have misused opioids in the past or are at high risk for future opioid misuse. RRF's goal is to engage youth in the process of collaborative learning, planning, and achieving specific weekly creative goals, and sharing their work and voices across RRF's social media platforms. CA/NCF