Mentoring Across Generations

Partnerships for Positive Youth Development

  • Andrea S. Taylor
  • Jeanette Bressler

Part of the Prevention in Practice Library book series (PPLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Andrea S. Taylor, Jeanette Bressler
    Pages 1-20
  3. Andrea S. Taylor, Jeanette Bressler
    Pages 21-30
  4. Andrea S. Taylor, Jeanette Bressler
    Pages 31-64
  5. Andrea S. Taylor, Jeanette Bressler
    Pages 65-81
  6. Andrea S. Taylor, Jeanette Bressler
    Pages 83-96
  7. Andrea S. Taylor, Jeanette Bressler
    Pages 97-103
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 105-115

About this book


Currently, blame for the difficulties facing youth is too often laid on one particular segment of the community - whether parents, school personnel or the children themselves. However, the problems of today's young people are problems for all generations.
In response, the past decade has seen unparalleled proliferation of planned mentoring initiatives. Across Ages, the multi-faceted and multigenerational intervention described in this volume, uses older adult volunteers as mentors for young people. By acting as advocates, challengers, nurturers, role models and friends, older mentors help children develop the awareness, self-confidence, and skills they need to overcome overwhelming obstacles.
Across Ages is cost-effective and feasible even where resources are fairly limited. Although designed as a school-based model, this program can easily be adopted to other settings. Each of the four major program components - mentoring, community service, `life skills' instruction, and family support - is described in step-by-step detail.


children development intervention proliferation service

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrea S. Taylor
    • 1
  • Jeanette Bressler
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46413-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4283-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8016
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health