The decade-old Incentive Mentoring Program (now known as Thread) in Baltimore currently serves 150 students, ages 14 to 25, with 800 volunteers, primarily students from nearby Johns Hopkins University. With a budget of $1 million next year — major donors include The Abell Foundation, The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Ashoka and Johns Hopkins University — the agency focuses most closely on making sure youth get to school, stay in school and keep up with their work . . .
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