ERIC Number: ED415305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-18
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities. National Satellite Videoconference. [Videotape].
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Eastern Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
This videotape presents the National Satellite Videoconference on mentoring for youth. The video opens with a discussion of mentoring and presents panelists who make statements about mentoring and youth programs and respond to questions called in by videoconference participants at approximately 500 downlinked sites. Panelists were: (1) Shay Bilchik, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; (2) Barbara Lehrner, of Los Angles Team Mentoring, Inc.; (3) Carolyn Andrews of American Express; Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters; (4) the Reverend Eugene Rivers, director of the National Ten Point Leadership Foundation, a program aimed at inner-city youth; (5) Jean Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, an evaluator of mentoring programs; (6) Tom McKenna of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America; and (7) Mindy Shannon Phelps, moderator. A traditional mentoring relationship consists of adult volunteers paired with participating youth in a relationship in which the mentor is a friend rather than a teacher. The video highlights some successful mentoring programs, including the Ten Point Leadership Coalition in Boston (Massachusetts), the Big Brothers/Big Sisters JumpStart Program in Phoenix (Arizona), and Team Works, a Los Angeles (California) mentoring program. Program evaluations have demonstrated that mentoring works, and the remarks of panelists and participants who telephone the conference make it clear how this happens. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delinquency Prevention, Interpersonal Relationship, Juvenile Justice, Mentors, Secondary Education, Significant Others, Urban Youth, Videotape Recordings, Volunteers, Youth Programs
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; 800-638-8736; fax: 301-251-5212.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Eastern Kentucky Univ., Lexington.