ERIC Number: ED377290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring Young Black Males. An Overview.
National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.
This document presents, for local Urban League affiliates and community-based organizations, a framework for developing and conducting locally operated mentor programs. The development of mentoring programs has been an incremental process. Mentoring programs now contain some elements that other programs lack, such as an emphasis on self-esteem, self-valuing, goal setting, and parent participation. As community-based organizations have adopted mentoring programs, they have recognized that the leadership, recruitment, and training of volunteers are key elements. Mentoring-program managers have found that their relationships must involve certain facilitating, advising, helping, and instructing activities. Candidates have differing expectations about their roles, and training must ensure that mentors are realistic about their expectations and that they are prepared to fulfill the roles expected of them by the program. Mentor selection has been a difficult issue for some programs, but good recruitment criteria and careful program monitoring can prevent many problems. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.