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ABCs of School-Based Mentoring

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Date Published
September 2007
88 pages
This guide explores the nuances of building a youth mentoring program in a school setting.
Mentoring is an increasingly popular way of providing guidance and support to young people in need. In recent years, youth mentoring has expanded from a relatively small youth intervention to a cornerstone youth service that is being implemented in schools and their communities. The Effective Strategies for Providing Quality Youth Mentoring in Schools and Community series, sponsored by the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is designed to give practitioners a set of tools and ideas that they can use to build quality mentoring programs. This revised book in the series is designed primarily for mentoring organizations who wish to partner with a school or school district to provide adult-youth mentoring services on campus. Much of the content addresses how to structure roles and responsibilities for each party and how to structure services so that the partnership functions effectively. Sample forms, references, and resources

Date Published: September 1, 2007