ERIC Number: ED361447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Guiding Boys through the Transition to Adulthood: The Role and Potential of Mentoring.
Wiener, Susan J.; Mincy, Ronald B.
The Urban Institute organized a workshop to receive the reactions of experts to a model for helping underclass youth, the Mentor, Peer Group, and Incentive (MPI) Model. This model uses the three components of mentors, peer groups, and incentives to improve the life chances of adolescent males in socially distressed neighborhoods. Workshop participants included practitioners, program developers, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. Workshop discussions were initiated by a series of presentations that ranged from theoretical issues about self-esteem to practical questions of administration. The following seven conference papers are highlighted: (1) "The Mentor, Peer Group, and Incentive Model" (Ronald B. Mincy and Susan J. Wiener); (2) "Adolescent African American Male Self-Esteem: Suggestions for Mentoring Program Content" (Margaret Beale Spencer); (3) "The Case for Community-Based Programs that Inform and Motivate Black Male Youth" (Ronald F. Ferguson); (4) "A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Mentoring Minority Youth" (John Wilson); (5) "Linking Mentoring and Schooling: A Reform Agenda" (Norris Haynes); (6) "Minority Male Mentoring in the 1990s: A Practitioner's Experience" (Andre Watson); and (7) "Mentors for High-Risk Minority Children: Toward Bicultural Competence" (Elaine A. Blechman). The workshop was a successful exchange of ideas about how community-based mentoring programs can help prepare young minority boys to become responsible men and parents. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Black Youth, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Incentives, Interpersonal Relationship, Males, Mentors, Minority Group Children, Models, Peer Groups, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Urban Areas, Workshops, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.