Effective Strategies for Mentoring African American Boys

This report was published by the American Institutes for Research.


This brief provides a look at the ways that mentoring programs may effectively serve African American boys. First, we present a list of promising programs that have been shown to effectively address the unique needs of African American boys, contributing to positive outcomes. These programs collectively inform our beliefs about how best to serve this population when mentoring is at least one part of the overall strategy. We have organized this information around core principles relevant to the design and implementation of mentoring initiatives for African American boys. The brief also considers the implications for practice, particularly for those youth in the child welfare system.

Jarjoura, R. G. (2013). Effective Strategies for Mentoring African American Boys. Washington, DC.: American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from http://www.air.org/sites/default/files/downloads/report/Effective%20Stra...

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