Top Ten Good Practices For Mentorship Programs For Black Youth
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.
The term ‘youth mentorship’ describes a supportive, caring relationship between a young person and a non-parental adult that makes a significant positive difference for both youth and mentor. This factsheet was developed by summarizing a review of research literature on mentoring Black youth.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the good practices you can find in this factsheet:
- Long-Term Relationships: Research shows that as relationships between mentors and youth continue for longer periods, outcomes for youth are strengthened. Relationship duration should be a significant consideration in planning a mentorship program.
- Regular Contact: If mentors and youth only meet occasionally, the mentoring relationship may suffer. Mentorship programs should ensure that youth and mentors meet regularly to strengthen youth’s sense of security and closeness.