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Document Number: 10697

What Works for Mentoring Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions - Child Trends looked at 19 mentoring programs for children and youth, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, to see which worked by a variety of measures: mental health, social-emotional health, education, self-sufficiency, substance abuse, relationships, reproductive health and behavior problems. These are arranged in a nifty grid with “not found to work,” “mixed findings,” and “found to work.” Researchers found programs that helped with education, social skills and relationships were more effective than those directed at problems such as bullying or reducing teen pregnancy. Thirteen programs had at least one positive impact; three were found to be ineffective. (Child Trends, March 2013)...


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