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ERIC Number: EJ888075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
An Innovative University-Based Mentoring Program: Affecting College Students' Attitudes and Engagement
Hughes, Carolyn; Welsh, Megan; Mayer, Allison; Bolay, Jennifer; Southard, Kathryn
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v16 n1 p69-78 Fall 2009
Students who had enrolled in an innovative university-based service-learning class were asked to reflect on their expectations prior to mentoring youth attending high-poverty high schools, and whether they believed they had met these expectations post-mentoring. Findings indicated that students primarily were motivated by learning about the effects of poverty and forming ongoing relationships with their mentees, and that these expectations generally were met as a result of their mentoring experiences. The unique service-learning program, which allowed university students to mentor in youths' actual high school classes and provided ongoing support for the mentors, may have been critical components of the learning process and is described in detail. Recommendations for future research and implications for replicating similar service-learning programs are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A