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ERIC Number: EJ904941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1559-243X
St. Louis Job Corps Peer Mentor and Peer Mediation "Students Helping Students" Program
Tindall, Judith A.; Chatman, Herbert; Foster, Robin
Perspectives in Peer Programs, v22 n2 p13-30 Spr-Sum 2010
Peer Resources is at the heart of positive youth development. Trained youth serving in roles such as mentor, tutor, mediator, leader, and educator can change the norms of a school and community. Utilizing people as resources is an important concept to embrace. During the last seven years, peer mentors have reduced the drop-out rate of 16- and 17-year-olds from 75% to 8% within the first 40 days on the St. Louis Job Corps campus. Peer Mentors from August through November 2008, reached out to 2,212 students. Students being sent home from residential halls for fighting and conflict dropped 30% within the first year of utilizing peer mediators in the residence halls. Students serving as peer mentors (approximately 560 within the first 7 years) have all completed the program except one.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri