ERIC Number: ED315463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
At-Risk Youth and the Role of College and University Students.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Campus Compact.
Campus Partners in Learning (CPIL) encourages college and university students to act as mentors to middle school youth who are at risk of not completing a secondary education or making the transition to a productive adulthood. This national project, comprised of 202 colleges, offers information, technical assistance, and national visibility for campus-based mentoring initiatives. CPIL is part of Campus Compact, a project of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) that promotes mentoring as an effective intervention strategy for at-risk youth. The most successful programs include the following components: (1) collaboration and communication between local or state agencies, higher education institutions, and elementary and secondary schools; (2) the financial and administrative support of the participating college or university; (3) comprehensive training and support for participating college students, including opportunities for reflection; and (4) program goals that include personal as well as academic growth for the at-risk youth. The following campus programs are described: (1) Boston University/Boston Public Schools Collaborative Mentor Program; (2) The Tripartite Mentor Program (Connecticut College); (3) CUNY/BOE Student Mentor Program (Hunter College, New York); (4) Spartan Buddies, Teams, and Pals (Michigan State University); (5) Penn Partners (University of Pennsylvania); and (6) Xavier University Peer Mentor Project (Xavier University of Louisiana). (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Campus Compact.