Ready for Success

Tomberg, Kathleen A. (2013). Ready for Success: A Profile of YouthBuild Mentoring Participants. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance program (“YouthBuild Mentoring”) seeks to engage students with responsible, supportive, committed adult volunteers in order to help young people achieve success in education, employment, and social relationships. By matching students with adult mentors for a minimum of 15 months, YouthBuild Mentoring helps these youth form strong emotional bonds and continuing relationships that will ideally last for years beyond the end of the program. YouthBuild USA partnered…

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Youth Development Through Service

Tomberg, Kathleen A. (2013). Youth Development Through Service: A Quality Assessment of the YouthBuild AmeriCorps Program. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The YouthBuild AmeriCorps program serves youth facing a multitude of challenges, including a lack of education and job skills, community disengagement, and economic disadvantage. This assessment of the program found that after engaging with the YouthBuild AmeriCorps model, participants made significant, positive changes in their outlook on service, personal responsibility, and community orientation. More specifically, after participating in the program, they deepened their personal commitments to service, began to…

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Assessment of the YouthBuild Mentoring Initiative

Tomberg, Kathy (2012). Assessment of the YouthBuild Mentoring Initiative. Presentation to the YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance Training. Orlando, Florida.  The Research and Evaluation Center was asked to assist YouthBuild USA in assessing its OJJDP-funded mentoring initiative. The REC helped YouthBuild design and implement self-administered questionnaires that are being completed by YouthBuild students. The project will measure student perceptions of the role of mentors as part of YouthBuild and compare students in mentoring programs with those in non-mentoring programs.