Building Relationships With Youth in Program Settings: A Study of Big Brothers/Big Sisters

by Kristine V. Morrow; Melanie B. Styles

May 19, 1995

The success of mentoring programs often relies on ensuring that matched adults and youth meet long enough and often enough to establish a relationship that could generate positive changes for youth. This report draws on P/PV's research on program practices from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America to provide a better understanding of mentoring relationships and their dynamics. Specifically, it provides insight into what helps good mentoring relationships to form, characteristics of good relationships and why they break up.
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