Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur
empowerment of young people through mentoring
Across all age groups, youth described feeling both tangibly and emotionally empowered through mentoring. Middle schoolers relayed experiences in which mentors helped them develop a new skill or a feeling of confidence to do what they previously did not think they could do. Mentors empowered them through instrumental support, practical advice, guidance, role-modeling of behavior, and verbal encouragement.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
natural mentoring relationship
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
The focus group method was chosen to produce insights that are fostered through group dynamics. The moderator directs questions to a group of 4–12 participants who then respond, validate, challenge, and expand on each other’s statements. This study’s focus group method (Millward, 2000) involved using a semi-structured format, with questions focused on the participants’ relational experiences with mentor figures. In each focus group, the facilitators evolved from asking more general to more specific questions.
four categories of themes: (1) mentor characteristics; (2) relationship characteristics; (3) key functions, and (4) outcomes