ERIC Number: ED356699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Student Mentoring Program 1989-1992. Program Report. Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, University of Portland, Warner Pacific College.
This report, one of a set of three, examines the initial 3 years of a student mentoring project in Portland, Oregon, that brought together college students from four private universities and a number of eighth grade students from four middle schools in mentoring relationships. During the first year of the project the students were described as "at risk", a term both students and families found objectionable and threatening. When the program was redefined as one for children who had the potential to go to college and who might benefit from learning more about it, families and children felt much better about being selected for it. The report is designed to serve as a guide for those interested in starting similar mentoring programs. School that were paired are as follows: (1) Ockley Green Middle School with Lewis and Clark College; (2) Joseph Lane Middle School with Reed College; (3) Whitaker Middle School with Warner Pacific College; and (4) Portsmouth Middle School with the University of Portland. Described are the initial efforts in the start-up phase of the program, the selection of personnel, the development of the mentee criteria, the efforts in mentor recruitment, the pairing of mentors with mentees, training and orientation activities, and program development on each campus. The appendixes, which comprise two-thirds of the report, provide the program job descriptions, the number and characteristic breakdown of the participants at each school for each year of the program, the mentoring syllabus for Lewis and Clark College for academic year 1991-92, the forms used in the Student Mentoring Program, and the program's budget and operational figures. (GLR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Students, Colleges, Grade 8, Higher Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Mentors, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Public Schools, Student Development, Universities, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon Community Foundation, Portland.