A Service-Learning Mentoring Program Model
Cynthia Sims, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
Nationally, minorities lag behind whites in college matriculation
and graduation. This may be due to academic issues, low motivation,
inability to finance college, or other reasons that have not been
properly assessed or addressed. Minority high school students can
benefit from service-learning mentors that help them identify any
barriers and improve their readiness to attend and succeed in college.
A service-learning mentoring program sought to engage minority high
school students in preparing for college and future careers.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Fall 2007: Volume 11, Issue 3