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Selected Bibliography of Youth Mentoring Literature

Special Issues of Journals

Rhodes, J. E., & Bogat, G. A. (Eds.). (2002). Youth mentoring [Special issue]. Journal of American Community of Psychology, 30(2).

Rhodes, J. E. (Ed.). (2002). A critical view of youth mentoring. New Directions for Youth Development, 93(Spring), 21-57.

Review Articles

DuBois, D.L., Holloway, B.E., Valentine, J.C., & Cooper, H. (2002). Effectiveness of mentoring programs for youth: A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30, 157-197.

Grossman, J. B., & Johnson, A. (2002). Assessing the effectiveness of mentoring programs. The Prevention Researcher, 9(1), 8-11.

Hall, J. C. (2003). Mentoring and young people: A literature review. Glasgow: SCRE Center, University of Glasgow.

Jekielek, S., Moore, K. A., & Hair, E. C. (2002). Mentoring programs and youth development. Washington, DC: ChildTrends.


Freedman, M. (1993). The kindness of strangers: Adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Grossman, J. B. (Ed.). (1998). Contemporary issues in mentoring. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures:

Rhodes, J. E. (2002). Stand by me: The risks and rewards of mentoring today's youth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [A theoretical model of mentoring presented in Chapter 2 may be of interest to many contributors to the handbook]

Taylor, A. S., & Bressler, J. (2000). Mentoring across generations: Partnerships for positive youth development. New York: Plenum.

National Surveys

McLearn, K. T., Colasanto, D., & Schoen, C. (1998). Mentoring makes a difference: Findings from The Commonwealth Fund 1998 Survey of Adults Mentoring Young People. New York: The Commonwealth Fund:

AOL Time Warner Foundation (2002). Mentoring in America 2002. New York: Author:

Other Resources

National Mentoring Partnership has a webpage listing program evaluation and research:

Public/Private Ventures, a pioneering organization providing mentoring research and resources, as well as a synthesis of their mentoring research.