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Foundations of Successful Youth Mentoring

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Date Published
September 2007
114 pages
This guide offers a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of successful youth mentoring programs.
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. There is a great deal of variety in the design and structure of youth mentoring programs across the United States. 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. Divided into three sections, preparing to start a new program, designing mentoring services, and sustaining the program through increased organizational capacity, this revised guide in the series is intended to provide a generic program model based on current research that can be adapted and implemented in a variety of settings. References and appendixes

Date Published: September 1, 2007