Reference List Entry:

Booker, Keonya, and Ernest Brevard Jr.. 2017. "Why Mentoring Matters: African-American Students and the Transition to College." The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal 19.

About this Journal Article:

This was an empirical study of a mentoring program for first-year African-American students. The mentors in this study included students (32%), faculty members (28%) and staff members (40%). The overall findings were that the students was beneficial for their transition to college. The main topics discussed were academic concerns, personal concerns, and career guidance. Despite the overall program being successful, a majority of the mentees that were mentored by peers reported a less favorable experience. Students in these relationships reported issues of availability, community, and personality conflicts. Once again, the idea of mentor training was highlighted as important for the creation and success of these programs.

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