Title

Considerations for an Evaluation of Big Brother Big Sister Mentorship Program

Date

5-28-2015 1:55 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 2:20 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Doris Cancel-Tirado

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentorship program focuses on matching at-risk youth with appropriate adult mentors. Evaluation plans should focus on screening, training, and matching processes to determine whether the program is operating efficiently and effectively. A research team should spend time collecting information from both mentors and mentees at BBBS affiliates. Surveys about screening and training should be administered to mentors. Focus groups for mentees to assess their feelings about their matches would be the most affective way to evaluate effective matches. Data from the surveys and focus groups will need to be analyzed for common patterns. At the end of the analysis, recommendations will be made accordingly to the BBBS Columbia Northwest affiliate in order to improve their program.

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May 28th, 1:55 PM May 28th, 2:20 PM

Considerations for an Evaluation of Big Brother Big Sister Mentorship Program

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentorship program focuses on matching at-risk youth with appropriate adult mentors. Evaluation plans should focus on screening, training, and matching processes to determine whether the program is operating efficiently and effectively. A research team should spend time collecting information from both mentors and mentees at BBBS affiliates. Surveys about screening and training should be administered to mentors. Focus groups for mentees to assess their feelings about their matches would be the most affective way to evaluate effective matches. Data from the surveys and focus groups will need to be analyzed for common patterns. At the end of the analysis, recommendations will be made accordingly to the BBBS Columbia Northwest affiliate in order to improve their program.