Planning a School-Based Mentoring Program–Lessons Learned

Date 

October 2010

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Lessons Learned Volume 1, Issue 4 Cover

School-based mentoring (SBM) is becoming increasingly popular as a way to help students in a number of academic and psychosocial domains. In this model, a K–12 student is paired with an adult from the community or an older peer in a supportive one-to-one relationship at the school site. To be successful, SBM programs need to be aware of several implementation issues that are addressed in this Lessons Learned, one of a series of briefs based on Education Northwest’s research, development, and technical assistance activities conducted over more than four decades on the frontlines of transforming teaching and learning.