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Document Number: 10856

School-Based Mentoring Programs: Using Volunteers to Improve the Academic Outcomes of Underserved Students - School-based mentoring programs work if the mentorship pair forms a relationship that the student rates as the “somewhat close” or better, according to this study. If the relationship is less close, the school-based mentoring program has no effect on the student's end-of-year outcomes. Researchers also found that school-based mentoring programs focused more heavily on academic activity had no larger academic effects than those where mentors engaged primarily in social activities. (Amanda Bayer, Jean Baldwin Grossman and David L. DuBois, MDRC, August 2013)...

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