Traditional mentoring (t-mentoring) has been considered to be the practice of transferring knowledge from a knowing, experienced person (mentor) to a younger, less experienced, or less knowledgeable person (protégé) through face-to-face formal or informal meetings. The importance of mentoring has been recognized in the literature as well as in business, psychology, and educational environments. Mentoring takes place in many different program settings and uses many different formats for many different reasons. In the United States, mentoring programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters promote positive youth development to help youths avoid risky behavior such as drug and alcohol abuse and violence. icouldbe is a program that works with hundreds of schools to partner 7th- to 12th-grade students with mentors who provide them with career guidance, ...

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