Jean Baldwin Grossman
Princeton University
PsychologyPolitical sciencePedagogyYouth mentoringProgram evaluation
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#1Jean RhodesH-Index: 1
#2Ranjini ReddyH-Index: 6
Last. Jean Baldwin GrossmanH-Index: 23
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#1J. Mark Eddy (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 26
#2Charles R. Martinez (UO: University of Oregon)H-Index: 16
Last. John R. Seeley (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 80
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Child outcomes due to a paid professional mentoring program, Friends of the Children (FOTC), were investigated across the first 5 years of an ongoing multi-site randomized controlled trial. Participants were 278 children attending kindergarten or first grade who were identified as “at risk” for adjustment problems during adolescence. The program was delivered through established nonprofit community-based organizations. Mentors were hired to work full time and were provided training, supervision,...
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#1Amanda Bayer (Swarthmore College)H-Index: 4
#2Jean Baldwin Grossman (Princeton University)H-Index: 23
Last. David L. DuBois (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 39
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Schools can benefit from understanding how to use community volunteers to achieve academic goals. A randomized control evaluation, involving 1139 students from 71 schools, of the school-based mentoring program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America found modest but statistically significant improvements in the teacher-rated academic performance and self-reported scholastic efficacy of mentored students. The present study explores the causal mechanism behind these effects. We find that a close re...
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#1Marie-Andree Somers (MDRC)H-Index: 6
#2Rashida L. Welbeck (MDRC)H-Index: 1
Last. Susan GoodenH-Index: 1
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This report examines the implementation and effects of the academic summer program for middle school students offered by Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). BELL’s middle school program serves rising sixth- through eighth-grade students who are performing one to two years below grade level. The goals of the program are to increase students’ literacy and math skills and to enhance their social development. To achieve these goals, BELL provides students with 6.5 hours of daily programming f...
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#1Karen E. WalkerH-Index: 7
Last. Angela RojasH-Index: 2
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#1Amanda Bayer (Swarthmore College)H-Index: 4
Last. David L. DuBoisH-Index: 39
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Previous research suggests that school-based mentoring programs, such as those offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), yield statistically significant, but generally small improvements in the academic performance and scholastic efficacy beliefs of mentored students. The present study uses randomized control trial data, involving over 1000 students from 71 schools across the country, to investigate further the academic benefits of school-based mentoring and to enrich understanding...
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#1Carla HerreraH-Index: 19
Last. Leigh L. LindenH-Index: 20
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#1Sarah E. O. Schwartz (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 11
#2Jean E. Rhodes (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 50
Last. Jean Baldwin Grossman (Princeton University)H-Index: 23
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This study examines youth initiated mentoring (YIM), a new approach to mentoring in which youth nominate mentors from among the non-parental adults within their existing social networks (e.g., teachers, family friends, extended family members). YIM is currently being implemented through the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP), an intensive residential intervention program for youth ages 16–18 who have dropped out or been expelled from high school. This study employed a mixed methods e...
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#1Carla HerreraH-Index: 19
#2David L. DuBoisH-Index: 39
Last. Jean Baldwin GrossmanH-Index: 23
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#1Carla HerreraH-Index: 19
#2David L. DuBoisH-Index: 39
Last. Jean Baldwin GrossmanH-Index: 23
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