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Youth Mentoring

This topic explores how mentoring provided to youth by caring adults can help youth and adults with professional development, growth, and support, and how it can benefit the overall community.


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References

Campbell-Whatley, G. (2001). Mentoring students with mild disabilities: The “nuts and bolts” of program development. Intervention in School and Clinic, 36, 211–216.

Hill, K., Timmons, J., & Opsal, C. (2010). Meeting the needs of adolescents and young adults with disabilities: An e-mentoring approach. In D. Scigliano (Ed.), Telementoring in the K-12 classroom: Online communication technologies for learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Rhodes, J. E., Grossman, J. B., & Resch, N. L. (2000). Agents of change: Pathways through which mentoring relationships influence adolescents' academic adjustment. Child Development, 71(6), 1662-71.

Tierney, J. P., Grossman, J. B., & Resch, N. L. (1995). Making a difference: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures.

Timmons, J., Mack, M., Sims, A., Hare, R., & Wills, J. (2006). Paving the way to work: A guide to career-focused mentoring for youth with disabilities. Washington, DC: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, Institute for Educational Leadership.

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