ERIC Number: ED449433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring. Technical Assistance Packet #1.
Mentoring programs enrich children's lives, help meet their need for positive adult contact, and provide one-on-one support and advocacy. Positive mentoring experiences have proved to be an effective tool to help youth overcome the risk factors that can lead to problems such as educational failure, dropping out of school, and involvement in delinquent activities. This report offers technical assistance and provides mentoring programs with specific information and resources to support efforts to offer the highest quality services to youth. It focuses on programmatic innovations that school-based mentoring programs have achieved including reduced operational costs, recruitment of non-traditional mentors, and an increased emphasis on academic success. Sections include information on the following topics: (1) building the foundation, goals, and responsibilities for partnering with a school; (2) tips on recruiting, screening and matching mentors; (3) providing orientation and training; (4) tips for monitoring and support; and (5) special considerations when working with schools. The appendix contains 27 sample forms and material on mentoring activities. (Contains 3 Web sites and 12 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Intervention, Mentors, Outreach Programs, Program Development, School Community Programs, Student Improvement
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3297. Tel: 800-547-6339 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For Technical Assistance Packet #2, see CG 030 672.