This thoroughly updated Second Edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring presents the only comprehensive synthesis of current theory, research, and practice in the field of youth mentoring. Editors David L. DuBois and Michael J. Karcher gather leading experts in the field to offer critical and informative analyses of the full spectrum of topics that are essential to advancing our understanding of the principles for effective mentoring of young people. This volume includes twenty new chapter topics and eighteen completely revised chapters based on the latest research on these topics. Each chapter has been reviewed by leading practitioners, making this handbook the strongest bridge between research and practice available in the field of youth mentoring.
Chapter 16: Cross-Age Peer Mentoring
Cross-Age Peer Mentoring
Since the previous chapter on this topic was published in 2005, much has changed on the landscape of peer mentoring. The 2008 economic downturn, resulting in withdrawal of public and philanthropic investments in youth development programs, was followed by some surprising studies on both youth ...