Mentoring dates back to 1800 BC when Odysseus appointed Mentor to be a surrogate father to his son. This was the first documented natural mentoring relationship. Beginning in the late 1800's and early 1900's, mentoring programs became quite prominent and began a national movement. Over approximately the past century, mentoring programs developed across the world and differentiated themselves according to the dimensions of type and focus, level of intensity between mentor and mentee, and requirements of the mentor. The majority of these mentoring programs targeted children identified as at-risk for failure in their future lives, with the overarching goal being to provide a consistent and supportive adult as a protective factor. Previous research found multiple discrepancies when examining outcome effectiveness, due in part to inconsistent implementation and, in part, to failure to follow best practice guidelines. The current program is being developed for John Muir Literacy Academy, an elementary school in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Combining recommendations from previous research, this program seeks to enhance outcome effectiveness by utilizing multiple best practices and incorporating parent involvement in an effort to affect a larger system (Barron-McKeagney, Woody, a D'Souza, 2001; DuBois, 2002; National Mentoring Partnership, 1998; Tierney, Grossman, a Resch, 1995).Tiburon, CA: The California Mentor Foundation. National Mentoring Center. ( 2003). Generic mentoring program policy aamp; procedure manual. Retrieved September 15, 2006, from http://www.nwrel.org/mentoring/policy_manual.html Nationalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Innovative After-school Mentoring Program for a Community in Transition: Combining Best Practices to Enhance Lifestyles|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|