ERIC Number: ED335424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Power of Mentoring: An Age-Old Strategy Is Helping Today's Youth.
National Media Outreach Center.; WQED, Pittsburgh, PA.
This collection of articles is one of several published by public television's "One PLUS One" project, a special media emphasis on mentoring and its effectiveness in helping young people. The articles reflect the belief that providing youth with adult support and guidance can strengthen their self-esteem and encourage them to achieve. The collection includes an introduction by Lee Iacocca and seven articles. "The Power of Someone Who Cares" (Margaret E. Mahoney) discusses growing national awareness of the value of individual adult involvement with young people. "How I Talked Myself Into Mentoring" (Robert G. Hechlinski) describes the author's participation in the Career Beginnings Program at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. "Thank You, Bob" (Malcolm B. Maxwell, Jr.) presents the viewpoint of the young person mentored by the author of the preceding article. "Aim High" (George E. Curry) examines a newspaperman's discouragements and satisfactions while mentoring potential future journalists. "Mentors: Teachers' Allies" (Keith Geiger) describes the crucial interface between educators and mentors. "Good Mentoring" (Erwin Flaxman) surveys the evolution of mentors and discusses six key aspects of mentoring programs and relationships. "Ten Steps to a Mentoring Network" (Jan Hively) identifies components necessary to assure community mentoring support for all needy youths. (AF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Chrysler Corp. Fund.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Media Outreach Center.; WQED, Pittsburgh, PA.