ERIC Number: EJ1085059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Going up in Dreams and Esteem: Cross-Age Mentoring to Promote Leadership Skills in High School-Age Gifted Students
Besnoy, Kevin D.; McDaniel, Sara C.
Gifted Child Today, v39 n1 p18-30 Jan 2016
Mentoring programs are an effective way to offer gifted students authentic learning opportunities. Although there are many mentoring models, the fundamental relationship between mentor and mentee has remained consistent throughout the ages. One mentoring model that has recently grown in popularity is the cross-age mentoring model. In this model, the mentor is an older student who is paired with a younger elementary or middle school-age mentee. This article describes the effectiveness of the Crimson G.U.I.D.E. (Going Up In Dreams and Esteem) Program. The Crimson G.U.I.D.E. Program utilized the cross-age mentoring model by matching gifted high school students with struggling elementary school students in a structured after-school mentoring program. The program provided gifted high school students an opportunity to develop the leadership skills necessary for lifelong success. Suggestions for replicating this mentoring program are offered.
Descriptors: Mentors, High School Students, Academically Gifted, Cross Age Teaching, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, After School Programs, Program Development, Training, Program Evaluation, Interpersonal Relationship
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