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Stand by Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today's Youth
Introduction 1. Inventing a Promising Future 2. How Successful Mentoring Works 3. The Risks of Relationship 4. Going the Distance 5. Mentoring in Perspective Notes Acknowledgments Index
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The Test of Time: Predictors and Effects of Duration in Youth Mentoring Relationships
The effects and predictors of duration in youth mentor relationships were examined. The study included 1,138 young, urban adolescents (Mean age = 12.25”, all of whom applied to Big Brothers BigExpand
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How Effective Are Mentoring Programs for Youth? A Systematic Assessment of the Evidence
The current popularity of mentoring programs notwithstanding, questions remain about their typical effectiveness as well as the conditions required for them to achieve optimal positive outcomes forExpand
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A Model of Youth Mentoring.
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Academic trajectories of newcomer immigrant youth.
Immigration to the United States presents both challenges and opportunities that affect students' academic achievement. Using a 5-year longitudinal, mixed-methods approach, we identified varyingExpand
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Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth
Mentoring is one of the most popular social interventions in American society, with an estimated three million youth in formal one-to-one relationships. Studies have revealed significant associationsExpand
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Improving Youth Mentoring Interventions Through Research-based Practice
  • J. Rhodes
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of community psychology
  • 20 February 2008
Youth mentoring programs are in the limelight. Over three million young people have a Big Brother, a Big Sister, or a similar adult volunteer involved in their lives–a sixfold increase from just aExpand
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The influence of teacher support on student adjustment in the middle school years: a latent growth curve study.
The influence of perceived teacher support on trajectories of depression and self-esteem in middle school was examined using multigroup latent growth cross-domain models. A longitudinal sample ofExpand
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The critical ingredient: caring youth-staff relationships in after-school settings.
  • J. Rhodes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • New directions for youth development
  • 1 March 2004
After-school settings are interpersonal in nature, and the quality of the relationships that are forged can directly influence youths' attendance decisions and the developmental benefits they derive.Expand
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The Test of Time in School-Based Mentoring: The Role of Relationship Duration and Re-Matching on Academic Outcomes
The influence of match length and re-matching on the effectiveness of school-based mentoring was studied in the context of a national, randomized study of 1,139 youth in Big Brothers Big SistersExpand
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