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Document Number: 2850

Mentoring School-Age Children: A Classification of Programs MS Word - The number of mentoring programs providing adult support to youth has increased dramatically in recent years. This report presents information on the characteristics of programs that serve school-age youth (K-12). The report suggests that rather than simply replicating the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters model, newer programs are emphasizing somewhat more instrumental goals and activities, as well as experimenting with different types of relationships such as group or school-based. Most programs seem to have sufficient infrastructure to screen, train and supervise their mentors adequately, but many de-emphasize the importance of developing long-term relationships. (Cynthia L. Sipe and Anne E. Roder, Public/Private Ventures, Winter 1999)...
Author: Cynthia L. Sipe and Anne E. Roder
Publisher: Public/Private Ventures

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