A Matter of Closeness
A new study of school-base mentoring supports these teacher observations. According to the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, “For financially strapped school districts, school-based mentoring has the potential to provide a cost-effective way to assist and support struggling students.” The piece goes on to say: “It was the relationship closeness, not a focus on academics, which led to greater outcomes in mentees.”
If ‘relationship closeness’ is so critical to positive outcomes for school-based mentoring, it’s good to know that 100% of mentored youth in Grand County School District felt their mentoring relationship was close to some degree, and 95% rated their relationship as ‘close’ or ‘very close.’
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