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Make a Friend -- Be a Peer Mentor
(NCJ 171691) July 1999
OJJDP Youth in Action Series, Bulletin, 8 page(s)
Presents peer mentoring as programs for youth (those that match older youth with young students in one-on-one relationships) as a way to prevent or reduce crime. This Youth in Action Bulletin, for instance, explains how youth involved in mentoring programs have been shown less likely to experiment with drugs or drop out of school. After supplying tips on how to evaluate peer mentoring programs, the Bulletin lists organizations that youth may contact for additional information. The Bulletin's writing and format are geared to youth.
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