Evaluation of the Northeast Parent & Child Society Mentoring for Change Program
CHSR evaluated mentoring program characteristics and impacts on students' behavior and well-being.
Mentoring for Change is a program offered by the Northeast Parent & Child Society. Mentors spend a few hours per week with at-risk children and adolescents age 21 and under from the local community. Staff from Northeast helps mentors through ongoing training and support.
Evaluation & Research
CHSR assessed program characteristics and impacts, including:
- Stability of the mentor/mentee relationship
- Mentor/mentee activities
- Student GPA
- Student unexcused absences
- Academic achievement
- Student behaviors
- Student inter-personal relationships
- Parent and teacher perspectives
CHSR staff created and maintained a computerized data file of quarterly and annual feedback forms from students, mentors, teachers, and parents. CHSR researchers analyzed the stability of the student-mentor matches and the effects of mentoring on students' academic performance, attendance, and well-being.
Contact: Dr. Kenneth Robin