The Positive Effects of Mentor Programs on Students Who Are At-Risk
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not mentoring programs have positive effects on students who are at-risk. Using a pre-test and a post-test design and comparing the results along with each of the four grading period results, it was determined that students who had mentors for that 1990-1991 and 1991-1992 school years scored higher than those students who were not part of the mentor program. In addition, in the opinion of those who worked with them, the mentored students had increased self-esteem, increased self-confidence, and fewer than expected suspensions. Also, there were more positive attitudes on the part of the teachers and mentors toward these students. Generally, there was a better adjustment in appropriate school behavior by these students. It was concluded that the Mentor Program resulted in positive effects for the students who were at-risk.
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