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An Exploratory Study of Youth Mentoring in an Urban Context: Adolescentsā€™ Perceptions of Relationship Styles
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The goal of this study was to empirically distinguish a range of mentor relationships and to evaluate their differential influence on adolescent outcomes. The study makes use of data that were collected as part of a national evaluation of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America. The evaluation included 1138 youth, ranging in age from 10 through …

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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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