New Report: High School Students as Mentors

Posted by on December 8, 2008

High School Students as Mentors: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring. Using data from the Big Brothers Big Sisters high school Bigs program, this report addresses the capacity and effectiveness of high school students as consistent, positive role models for young people.  While indicative of promising practices and high-quality relationships, the high school mentor matches rated lower in tested outcomes, including academic performance, social behavior and attendance.  With more carefully outlined participation guidelines and the adoption of recommendations related to consistency, communication and training, the study concludes that the high school mentoring programs have the capacity to increase their benefit to youth and yield desired outcomes. Details:

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