Sponsora-Scholar: long-term impacts of a youth mentoring program on student performance

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Sponsor-a-Scholar, a program for at-risk high school students which offers a mentor, academic assistance, college counseling and other services through their first year of college. High school academic performance, participation in college preparation activities, students’ self esteem and college enrollment and retention were analyzed. The evaluation revealed positive effects on high school performance, college attendance and that mentors that communicated frequently and created bonds with families had effects on developing strong relationships and student performance.

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Mathematica Policy Research
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Keyword: Population