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ERIC Number: ED431712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 10
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Enhancing the Resilience of Adolescent Girls through the Mentoring Programme.
Seng, SeokHoon
This paper describes a community service program in Singapore that involves voluntary mentoring, focusing on its impact upon adolescent girls. The paper highlights some of the ways in which community service providers come together to exchange ideas and practices to build up the social and emotional capacities of adolescent girls. After discussing issues related to female adolescent development, the tendency toward decline in self-esteem and academic achievement as they enter adolescence, and the need for resilience to keep them functioning when confronted with low self-esteem, the paper focuses on Singapore's volunteer mentoring program for adolescent girls. The program involves mentors who are over the age of 16 years who work with girls in upper elementary and lower secondary school. Set up by the Singapore government, the program involves 22 members representing various relevant government ministries, statutory boards, and major youth organizations. The paper provides examples of different mentoring programs in Singapore and discusses research on the mentoring experience. It concludes by explaining that the mentoring program benefits both mentees and mentors, noting problems within the program, and describing training workshops for female mentors. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore