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ERIC Number: EJ888201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Service-Learning Mentoring for High School Transition and Student Leadership
Sims, Cynthia
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n4 p24-29 Apr 2010
In Illinois school districts, a service-learning mentoring program is being used to increase student retention and achievement by providing student-led social support for high school freshmen, as well as opportunities for student development, civic engagement and academic success. The National Dropout Prevention center/Network (NDPC/N) recommends service-learning as an effective strategy for increasing students' self-esteem, promoting social development via opportunities to work in teams and collaborate with others, and developing their sense of responsibility. Mentoring is also highly recommended strategy. In 2007, the Illinois Lieutenant Governor's Office provided an opportunity to apply for the K-12 School-Based Learn and Serve Grant. This grant aims to address the need to enhance the freshman transition experience in its districts. This article discusses the planning, implementation, and the operation of the service-learning program in Illinois for 2007-2010. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois