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Anderson, Susannah; Mezuk, Briana – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between participating in a high school debate program on college-readiness in the Chicago Public School district over a 10-year period. At-risk school students were identified using an index including 8th grade achievement, poverty status, and enrollment in special education. Regression analyses were used…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Adolescents, Public Schools
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
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Wyatt, Shelby – Professional School Counseling, 2009
A review of the literature reveals that African-American males do not achieve at the same academic levels as their White counterparts. This article reports the effectiveness of a school-based male mentoring program established by a professional school counselor in an urban high school that formed a relationship of support for male students…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Males
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Halpern, Robert – Journal of Community Psychology, 2005
In this article, a distinct type of adult-youth relationship found in some youth programs and characterized as instrumental is discussed. Such relationships focus primarily on joint work on a task or project, or in a discipline, with the adult having expertise and a strong identity in the substantive domain involved, rather than in youth work per…
Descriptors: Expertise, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Adolescents