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A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Young Women Leaders Program

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the evaluation was to provide greater understanding of potential long term impacts of a targeted, combined group and one-on-one mentoring approach for girls. In the original study, girls were randomly selected to receive the mentoring or to be in the control group (who did not participate in the program).

Under the OJJDP-funded follow-up, the researchers surveyed the girls 5 years later, which was the end of high school for most participants, and collected school records. Researchers also interviewed a subsample of mentors and mentees who reported the highest and lowest relational satisfaction at the end of the original study. The researchers' analyses compared treatment and control groups, and they conducted several qualitative and mixed methods analyses to inform practice and explore underlying processes.

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Date Created: March 25, 2020