VICKI RUSSELLTo undertake a study of specific community based children's mentoring projects - USA, Canada, UK, Ireland
A Model of Mentoring: A community participation strategy to challenge and overcome the risk of social exclusion of young Australians
I travelled to the USA, UK and Ireland.
Two types of mentoring programs:
1. Assistance (site based as in after school programs; broad age group; selection of mentors across wide age range and background; build communication skills) and
2. Transformative (small program and community based; training essential; direct contact, relational and intensive; long term)
Recommended best practice model for application in the community.