ERIC Number: ED431070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Mentoring School-Age Children: A Classification of Programs.
Sipe, Cynthia L.; Roder, Anne E.
The National Mentoring Partnership conducted a survey of mentoring programs for school-age children. This report describes the characteristics of the programs, their mentors, and the youth they serve, and presents a classification of mentoring programs based on the data collected. The 722 programs responding to the survey were serving about 115,000 youth aged 5 to 18. Nearly 40% of the programs were less than 5 years old, and newer programs tended to be smaller than those established earlier. Programs tended to have multiple goals for mentoring relationships, but long-established programs were more likely to report personal development or relationship formation as the most important goal for mentoring matches, while newer programs were more likely to report academic or career-related goals as most important for their matches. The developed classification first separates group from one-on-one programs and then divides site-based and community-based programs according to their long-term and short-term emphases and the amount of infrastructure the program contains. Two appendixes discusses study methodology and describe the National Mentoring Partnership's Public Policy Council. (Contains 12 tables, 10 figures, and 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.; National Mentoring Partnership, Washington, DC.