The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring (2014)

Mary Bruce and John Bridgeland

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Summary: Stressful situations can cause teenagers to feel overburdened and fall into a pattern of self-destruction that includes skipping school, excessive drug use or drinking or engaging in illegal activities. Mentoring programs can support teens through troubling times and prevent exposure to negativity to ensure a proactive journey in their time of need. An ambitious nationwide survey of mentored youth, the first of its kind, combined with an extensive review of literature.