Resources Introduction The United States is facing an unprecedented challenge in serving immigrant youth. With immigration levels sustained at well over one million arrivals per year, immigrant students are entering public schools in record numbers. This has tremendous implications for program development, curricula, and funding.
The Power of Relationships To see our report on adult views on mentoring, click here. One in three young people will grow up without a mentor. This is the mentoring gap in America. Paths Forward With input from industry stakeholders and thought leaders, the report outlines opportunities for the public, private and philanthropic sectors to systemically integrate mentoring as a key youth development strategy.
The report describes a series of paths forward that would lead to a society where all young people have access to a quality mentoring relationship and the support they need to succeed in school, work and life. The recommendations include strategies to: Utilize mentoring to address national challenges Utilize mentoring to address national challenges When mentoring is integrated into research-based reforms and interventions it can strengthen efforts to reduce poverty, truancy, drug abuse and violence, while promoting healthy decision-making, positive behaviors and activities and academic achievement.
Ensure that young people most in need have a quality mentoring relationship Ensure that young people most in need have a quality mentoring relationship Mentoring provides critical guidance to a young person on his or her path to success.
But if one in three young people are reaching adulthood without a mentor, that means too many of these impactful relationships are being left to chance. We must develop and strengthen systems that identify young people most in need of a mentor and least likely to have a mentor, determine their mentoring needs and match them with quality mentors and services to meet those needs.
Expand local, state and federal public policies that advance quality mentoring Expand local, state and federal public policies that advance quality mentoring Incorporate mentoring into public policies and programs that promote education, youth development, and community service, and raise and allocate funding to mentoring programs.
Companies can offer employees paid time off to volunteer, financially support external mentoring programs and set corporate mentoring goals.
In return, they can see increased employee productivity, improved morale and retention, and improved public image and community relations. Explore innovations to close the mentoring gap Explore innovations to close the mentoring gap Technology and youth-initiated mentoring are two examples of innovations that have the potential to dramatically increase the supply of mentors.
Previous research has shown that, despite many challenges, opportunity youth remain hopeful about and accept responsibility for their futures.
Developing relationships with caring and supportive adults through mentoring is a key tool through which we can help these young people achieve their dreams.
The promise of a generation depends on our efforts to reconnect these young people to education and career opportunities. Strong mentoring relationships can set the standard for valuing young people, and show that giving up is not an option.
That caring adult is a gateway to all the other resources that young person needs to fulfill their potential. We know the difference a mentor can make — AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members provided mentoring to more than 1 million youth last year.
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2 ABSTRACT Mentoring At-risk Youth: A Case Study of an Intervention for Academic Achievement with Middle School Aged Students by Kellie Carter Johnson.
one of several high risk factors, is impacting completion rates, particularly among young Americans and non-traditional students. This paper identiﬁ es several key high-risk factors that impact ﬁ rst-year college students and explores those behaviors within the context of non-cognitive success factors.
Research has clearly shown that the more risk factors experienced by youth, the greater their likelihood of involvement in criminal activity.
Conversely, protective factors such as developing close relationships with parents and teachers can offset the negative effects of risk factors.