Mentoring Program Reviews

Mentoring Program Reviews (60)

Evidence Rating: Promising - One study 

Date: This profile was posted on February 4, 2021


Program Summary

This is a group-mentoring afterschool program in which elementary and middle school students with the diagnosis of a learning disability (LD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) meet with high school or college student mentors who also have LD/ADHD, to discuss and address their strengths and challenges. The program is rated Promising. The program was shown to be associated with statistically significant decreases in depression and increases in self-esteem over the program period. This program’s rating is based on evidence that includes either 1) one study conducted in multiple sites; or 2) two or three studies, each conducted at a different site. Learn about how we make the multisite determination.

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Evidence Rating: No Effects - One study

Date: This profile was posted on February 4, 2021


Program Summary

This is a summer jobs program in Chicago, Ill., which seeks to reduce youth violence by providing high-risk students (grades 8–12) with part-time summer employment and access to an adult job mentor. The program is rated No Effects. There were no statistically significant differences between the treatment group and the control group in violent crime arrests, property crime arrests, drug arrests, or other arrests.

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Evidence Rating: No Effects - More than one study

Date: This profile was posted on June 16, 2020

Program Summary

This is a group mentoring intervention for students at risk of drop out. The program is rated No Effects. Compared with a comparison group, participants received more credits and statistically significant higher scores in school support, belonging, and meaningful participation; peer caring relationships; prosocial peers; home meaningful participation; and problem solving; but not in rates of juvenile offenses, GPAs, instructional time received, or perceptions of home support and self-awareness.

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Evidence Rating: Promising - More than one study

Date: This profile was posted on August 14, 2020


Program Summary

This is a college counseling program that promotes 4-year college enrollment and completion for low-income, first-generation students. The program is rated Promising. Participants in each of two cohorts had a statistically significant greater likelihood of enrolling in a 4-year college or any college, compared with the control group. In one cohort, participants were also enrolled in more total semesters and more likely to be continuously enrolled in college, compared with control students.

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Evidence Rating: No Effects - More than one study

Date: This profile was posted on July 13, 2020


Program Summary

This is an afterschool program that prepares middle school students for academic and social success. The program is rated No Effects. Participants showed statistically significant higher rates of attendance and a greater likelihood of being on track to graduate and passing 12th grade English/language arts (ELA) than nonparticipants. Groups did not differ in ELA or math test scores, 12th grade suspensions, passing ELA and math comprehensive tests, or on-time promotion to 12th grade.

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Evidence Rating: Promising - One study

Date: This profile was posted on August 08, 2017


Program Summary

This is a school-based, one-on-one mentoring program designed to improve academic performance and life satisfaction, and decrease absences and behavioral infractions among middle school students. The program is rated Promising. The intervention group had significantly fewer unexcused absences, and significantly higher math and English grades and self-reported levels of life satisfaction. However, there were no effects on school-reported behavioral infractions or grades for science or history.

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Evidence Rating: No Effects - One study

Date: This profile was posted on November 05, 2019


Program Summary

This is a group mentoring program that seeks to reduce recidivism of youth on probation in New York City, using an interactive journaling curriculum based on cognitive-behavioral principles. The program is rated No Effects. Program participants showed a statistically significant reduction in felony reconvictions, compared with comparison group youth at 24 months; however, there were no statistically significant differences on arrests, felony arrests, or reconvictions.

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Evidence Rating: No Effects - One study 

Date: This profile was posted on January 21, 2020


Program Summary

This individual and group mentoring intervention was designed to improve transition outcomes for foster youth by increasing their self-determination skills. The program is rated No Effects. There were no statistically significant differences between program participants and the comparison group in number of arrests or convictions, charge severity, range of punitive system involvement, comprehensive criminal justice involvement, delinquency, dropping out of high school, or homelessness.

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Evidence Rating: Promising - One study

Date: This profile was posted on October 16, 2019


Program Summary

This is an intervention designed to prevent future criminal activity among system-involved youth through using short-term, high-intensity relationships with paid mentors, referred to as Advocates. The program is rated Promising. Program participants showed statistically significant improvement in educational engagement and reductions in serious dispositions, compared with a comparison group.

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Evidence Rating: Promising - One study

Date: This profile was posted on October 09, 2019


Program Summary

This is a structured, one-on-one tutoring and mentoring intervention that was designed to improve language arts skills among low-achieving students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The program is rated Promising. Students in the intervention group showed a statistically significant increase in their reading comprehension and overall reading quotient scores, compared with students in the comparison group. However, there were no significant differences in reading fluency scores.

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