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Quality mentoring enhances Youth outcomes. (Research).

Mentoring programs can significantly improve outcomes for kids, but only if relationships between mentor and mentee are long-term and intensive and if programs are well-structured, according to a new research brief from Child Trends.

These findings are presented in Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development. The brief reviews studies of ten youth mentoring programs, including nationwide and locally based programs. The authors of the brief found solid evidence that mentoring programs can prevent substance abuse and improve educational achievement and social development. They also found that youth who are most disadvantaged or at-risk appear to benefit most from mentoring.

Visit www.childtrends.org to view the research brief.
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