ERIC Number: ED469604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Helping across Generations. Connect for Kids: Guidance for Grown-Ups.
This article highlights the Traveling Grannies and Grandpas Program (TGGP), an innovative program that partners children in need with a caring older adult. Since the founding of the initial program, which provided pregnant and parenting teens with mentors, the TGPP has expanded to include a school-based mentoring program. The program believes that the group of elder volunteers could have a positive effect in the face of an alarming increase in school-based problems, including substance abuse, violence and behavior issues, along with increased class sizes and more children with learning difficulties. Thoughts on the program from both mentors and the children and teens they help are included. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Childhood Needs, Mentors, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
For full text: http://www.connectforkids.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Benton Foundation, Washington, DC.