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    American Minority Youth Mentoring Program

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    A 3 page research paper that has two parts, each with its own bibliography. The first part outlines a mentoring program for black youth (Bib has 2 sources) and the second part discusses the motivations of the student researching this topic (Bib has 2 sources).

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    backgrounds, many African American young people fail to fully perceive the correlation between academic success and later success in the job market and also equate academic success with "acting white"  (Somers, Owens and Pillawsky, 2008, p. 1). The literature on this topic suggests that African American youth can greatly benefit by exposure to the influence of mentors who provide role  models that demonstrate how to be successful in contemporary society while maintaining black identity. Part I There are other mentoring programs available for meeting the needs of African American  young people. The most notable of these programs are offered by the Big Brother/Big Sister organization. While this organizations does tremendous good, it is a general program, which is designed  to meet the needs of young people of all ethnicities. The proposed mentoring program will stand out among these programs because it will specifically focus on the needs of African  American youth. Community support will be generated for the proposed mentoring program by contacting church leaders. African American populations have the "highest level of public and private" participation in  their community churches in the country (Molock, et al, 2008, P. 323). A church-based mentoring program addresses concerns of long-term sustainability as an association of the mentoring program with an  established church gives the program both credence within the community it serves, as well as a means for continuing the program long-term so that it can help community adolescents now  and also in the future. While different approaches to mentoring are offered, this approach will be both different and effective because it will be presented in a manner that  is culturally geared to African American ethnicity, which considers the concerns of young blacks in not appearing to be modeling Eurocentric values and cultural mores (Molock, et al, 2008). 

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