Title page for ETD etd-04262012-094534

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Curtis , Meagan
Author's Email Address meaganecurtis@gmail.com
URN etd-04262012-094534
Title Relationship Between Adult Mentors and Placement Outcomes Among At-Risk Youth
Degree Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Department Social Work
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Lim, Younghee Committee Chair
Barthelemy, Juan Committee Member
Page, Timothy Committee Member
  • at-risk youth
  • mentor
  • Youth Challenge Program
Date of Defense 2012-02-24
Availability unrestricted
Approximately 1.3 million students drop out of school each year (National Guard Youth Foundation, 2012). The Youth ChalleNGe Program, which caters to at-risk youths who have dropped out of high school, utilizes a mentoring program. This study examines the relationship between the youth having regular contact with a mentor and the youth’s placement outcomes. The sample of this study included 215 youths who graduated in September of 2008 from the Youth ChalleNGe Program (YCP) at the Gillis W. Long Center in Carville, LA. Data regarding each youth’s placements during the post-residential phase and the number of contacts with his or her mentor were collected by secondary data analysis. The major finding of this study reveals that there is a statistically significant relationship between regular contact with mentors and placement outcomes for at-risk youths. Being the first study that empirically examined the mentoring aspect of YCP, this study advances the field of youth services in an important way.
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