Introduction: The present research would seek to expand upon the current research base of mentor

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Introduction: The present research would seek to expand upon the current research base of mentor programs. Having an adult mentor is one of the greatest predictors of whether as student with finish high school, but more is information is needed. Indeed, mentoring programs are already associated with improved outcomes such as higher graduation rates, better grades, better jobs, and less drug abuse, but what makes for a successful program? Obviously, the goal behind these programs is to benefit children, but making sure your program is getting the most from its funding is imperative when budgets are as tight as they are in educational community. Lit Review: Research Question: If you want to develop such a program there are certain…show more content…
It will be calculated on a 4.0 scale. Educational attainment: Nominal: How far did they go in school? Operational : This will be measured as the highest grade completed by the individual student. This will be obtained through school records. Drop out rates: Nominal: number of participants who drop out of school prior to high school graduation. Operational: This will be defined as a student quitting school before he or she graduates. A "dropout" will be defined as an individual who was enrolled in school at some time during the year but has failed to attend or re-enroll over the course of the year. Cannot be because of any of the following reporting reasons: • Relocated to another school • Briefly absent or suspended • Sickness or death. Employment status of the participants: Nominal: How many of these students have jobs? Operation This will be self-reported and categorized as full-time, part-time or unemployed based on phone interviews/surveys. Survey Items: Contingency Question: Were you selected to participate in the mentoring study? If yes, did you complete are requirements of the study? Employment Questionnaire: Are you presently employed? By whom? Is your current job full time or part-time? Approximately how many hours do you work during a typical week? In what trade are you employed? What is your job title? Limitations: difficult to weigh due to numerous factors. The present study will investigate low SES schools where the most

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