Mentoring in Schools: It's Got Potential

December 28, 1999

In theory, school-based mentoring has a lot to recommend it: volunteers with only 3 to 5 hours of free time a week can participate; the school setting can help supervisors keep track of mentoring relationships more easily; and education remains the focus of the mentoring relationship. This preliminary report from Public/Private Ventures found that school-based mentoring has benefits for kids, teachers, and mentors alike.