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ERIC Number: EJ912606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
GO-GIRL Response
Brown, Enora
Educational Horizons, v89 n1 p93-98 Fall 2010
The GO-GIRL Program is a unique project, characterized by its ability to bring together pivotal elements within a youth-intervention program and foster collaboration between university and local communities in large and moderate-size urban areas through service learning. Designed to bolster the social-skill development, educational outcomes, and possible career interests of poor middle-school girls of color in math and science, the GO-GIRL Program targets those early adolescent girls at a critical point in their development and provides an intervention in the context of a supportive mentoring relationship. This commentary reflects on papers addressing GO-GIRL programs undertaken in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Bloomington, Illinois. Each paper describes the implementation of GO-GIRL in its local context and focuses on data related to the mentors' reflections about the program and its impact on them. This commentary highlights the impact of three intervention programs for mentors and mentees; key insights about the power of relationships in learning; and the value of those interventions in fostering knowledge and career interests in math and science for African American girls in poor communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Pennsylvania