ERIC Number: ED329612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Special Report on Mentoring from Project PLUS and the Aspira Association, Inc.
PLUS (Project Literacy U.S.).
This newsletter describes mentoring programs that have been successful in improving the academic achievement of at-risk Hispanic American youth. "Mentoring Programs Bring Results" (L. F. Cavazos) discusses how mentoring programs can help Hispanic American youth develop the skills needed for success while preserving their cultural identity. "Mentors: Effective Role Models, Advisors, 'Gate Openers'" (J. Petrovich) discusses the roles of mentors and emphasizes the need for comprehensive support programs in youth programming. "National Policymakers Are Mentors in ASPIRA Program" describes a leadership program that includes internships in the District of Columbia. "30-Year-Old Mentor Group Keeps Pace with Miami's Changes" describes a program that uses bilingual mentors. "Project Mentor: Adult Attention for Kids Who Need It" describes a lunchtime program in Austin (Texas) that uses mentors from the business community. "'Guardian Angels' Work with Young Women in New York" describes a program that links professional Hispanic American women with girls of similar background. "Mentors Play Major Role in Dropout Prevention" describes the role of mentors in a career development program in Denver (Colorado). "Program Uses Video and Mentoring to Aid Literacy" describes a mentoring program in San Antonio (Texas) that uses videotaping to maintain student interest. "PBS Mentoring Documentary Now Available" describes an hour-long videotape about mentoring. A 12-item bibliography is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Career Development, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, 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: Aspira Inc; Project Literacy U S
Note: Also funded by Chrylser Corporation Fund.