Working to Make It Work: Family Involvement in Youth Mentoring

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Youth mentoring is most commonly understood to be a relationship between an at-risk youth and a non-related adult, with mentoring programs focusing the bulk of their efforts on the adult volunteer and youth dyad. However, increasingly, programs are involving families in the mentoring process in some way. In this presentation, the findings from recent qualitative studies examining family involvement will be presented and considered in the context of some of the research on youth development programs more broadly. Participants will consider the implications of this research for mentoring program practice and reflect on their own program’s approach to family involvement.

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