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ERIC Number: ED503198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth: Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiative
Bauldry, Shawn; Hartmann, Tracey A.
Public/Private Ventures
This report, the third derived from research out of the National Faith-Based Initiative (NFBI), examines how faith-based organizations designed and implemented mentoring programs for high-risk youth. Focusing on four NFBI sites (in the Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Baton Rouge, LA; and Philadelphia, PA), the report takes up three key questions: How were the best practices of community-based mentoring programs adapted to address the specific needs of faith-based mentors and high-risk youth? How did the organizations draw on the faith community to recruit volunteers, and who came forward? And finally, how successful were the mentoring relationships--how long did they last and what potential did they show? The report is divided into six chapters. Following an introduction, Chapter II takes a brief look at the youth the sites provide with mentors. Chapter III examines the ways that faith-based programs modified their training, screening and supervision of volunteers to accommodate faith-oriented mentors and high-risk youth. The question of how successful the sites were at recruiting mentors and who they recruited are explored in Chapter IV. Finally, Chapter V examines the duration of the mentoring relationships--the only indicator to date of their potential. The authors summarize their conclusions in Chapter VI. Appended to this report are: (A) Volunteer Survey Questions; and (B) Duration of Mentoring Relationships by Site. (Contains 8 tables and 19 endnotes.) [Additional funding for this report was provided by the Vera I. Heinz Endowment.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Annie E. Casey Foundation; Ford Foundation; Pinkerton Foundation; Charles Hayden Foundation; Stuart Foundation; The Atlantic Philanthropies; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures
Identifiers - Location: New York