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Adults Are Still Needed! Intergenerational and Mentoring Activities
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There are a number of compelling reasons that justify attention to and implementation of non-familial adult participation in the lives of youth, through mentoring and intergenerational activities and programs. This article describes the rationale for activities that connect youth and older non-familial adults together in meaningful and productive relationships. Mentoring and intergenerational programs address specific …

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Academic and School Behavioral Variables as Predictors of High School Graduation Among At-Risk Adolescents Enrolled in a Youth-Based Mentoring Program
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Using official school data, this study examined a sample of 447 at-risk students enrolled over a 10-year period in a youth-based mentoring program. The primary objective of the program was to ensure high school graduation. Participants were identified by indices of academic and school behaviors that rendered them less likely to graduate from high school. …

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A Model for the Influence of Mentoring Relationships on Youth Development
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Anecdotal reports of the protective qualities of mentoring relationships for youth are corroborated by a growing body of research. What is missing, however, is research on the processes by which mentors influence developmental outcomes. In this article, we present a conceptual model of the mentoring process along with a delineation of some of the current …

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A Meta-Analysis of After-School Programs That Seek to Promote Personal and Social Skills in Children and Adolescents
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A meta-analysis of after-school programs that seek to enhance the personal and social skills of children and adolescents indicated that, compared to controls, participants demonstrated significant increases in their self-perceptions and bonding to school, positive social behaviours, school grades and levels of academic achievement, and significant reductions in problem behaviours. The presence of four recommended …

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A longitudinal Study of work-based, adult-youth mentoring
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. Using a longitudinal design, this study explored the relation of urban high school student attitudes toward school, work, and self-esteem beliefs to work-based mentoring, mentor satisfaction, and employment status. Participants included high school students taking part in a formal work-based mentoring program, students who established informal mentoring relationships at work, students who worked without …

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A comparison of face-to-face and electronic peer-mentoring: Interactions with mentor gender
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The present study compared the relative impact of peer-mentoring that took place either face-to-face or through electronic chat. Protégé’s were 106 college freshmen randomly assigned to a senior college student mentor and to one of the two communication modes. Fifty-one mentors interacted with one of these protégés face-to-face and one solely through electronic chat. Electronic …

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