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Educational Horizons, v89 n1 p33-46 Fall 2010

This paper uses a mixed-methods approach to investigate how the Young Women Leaders Program, a mentoring program for at-risk adolescent girls, supports mentor commitment, prejudice reduction, and increased understanding and acceptance of diversity among the undergraduates serving as mentors. The results suggest that particular mentoring program components can enhance college students' mentoring commitment and provide them with opportunities for interactions across boundaries of difference, leading to multiple benefits. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mentors, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Females, Leadership, At Risk Persons, Bias, Student Diversity, Program Descriptions

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Author: Lee, Joanna M.; Germain, Lauren J.; Lawrence, Edith C.; Marshall, Jenna H.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1780&id=EJ912601







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