ERIC Number: EJ878310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Age Mentoring and Achievement of At-Risk Minority Middle School Students
Simon, Diane J.; Abrams, Lisa M.; McDonnough, Jacqueline T.; McLeod, Alan M.; Warren, Beverly J.
Metropolitan Universities, v19 n4 p75-80 2008
Project BEST (Basic Educational Skills and Training) is a mentoring program involving Virginia Commonwealth University students and area middle school students. In the two-tiered program, VCU faculty mentor the Project BEST college students who, in turn, serve as mentors to the middle school students. Activities include Saturday mathematics and science enrichment seminars, after-school tutoring, and a week-long mathematics and science summer camp. Outcomes of the program show that Project BEST has positively impacted students' academic achievement and achievement responsibility.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, At Risk Students, Minority Group Children, College Students, Cross Age Teaching, College Faculty, Mathematics Skills, Science Process Skills, Seminars, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia