Community Partnership

Initiative Description: School officials matched intervention students with community-based mentors in an employment setting to allow targeted youth to explore careers and receive one-on-one intervention from an adult mentor. Students participated in the program for approximately 2 hours daily, four days each week
under constant supervision of either the mentor or a designated adult

Study Results: Mentored students, as compared to control group students, had significant reductions in total number and days of suspensions, days of sanction, and infractions committed on school property

Reference: Rollin, S. A., Kaiser-Ulrey, C., Potts, I., & Creason, A. H. (2003). A school-based violence prevention model for at-risk eighth grade youth. Psychology in the Schools, 40, 403–416.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good