ERIC Number: ED329611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Special Report on Mentoring from Project PLUS and the National Urban League, Inc.
PLUS (Project Literacy U.S.).
This newsletter describes mentoring programs that have been successful in improving the academic achievement of at-risk African American youth. "Mentors Play Role in League's Education Push" (J. E. Jacob) describes the key role of mentors in the Urban League's Education Initiative. "Mentoring: Effective for Youth" (L. Sullivan) discusses the importance of adult role models in helping disadvantaged young African-American adolescents make important educational and career choices. "Rhode Island Program Targets At-Risk Students" uses a case study to describe the mentor-mentee relationships developed in a Providence (Rhode Island) program. "Role Models Important for African-American Youth" (L. Edmonson) discusses the need for role models to help African-American youth develop positive expectations. "Church-Based Group Helps Young Males" describes a health promotion program for African-American boys in the District of Columbia. "Florida Group Encourages African-American Excellence" describes a program that uses parents as mentors to foster high achievement. "Aim High" (G. E. Curry) emphasizes that mentors must have high expectations of their mentees. "Mentoring Has Group Focus in Michigan Program" describes a Flint (Michigan) program that uses a group approach and peer counseling. "PBS Mentoring Documentary Now Available" describes an hour-long videotape about mentoring. "From Doubt to Friendship" (M. B. Maxwell) describes the mentor-mentee relationship from the student's perspective. An 11-item bibliography is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Literacy, Mentors, Newsletters, Personal Narratives, Role Models, Urban Programs
One PLUS One, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PLUS (Project Literacy U.S.).
Identifiers: African Americans; Project Literacy U S; Urban League
Note: Also funded by Chrylser Corporation Fund.