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The Mano a Mano Project [microform] : A Collaborative Mentoring Effort / Cristina Duran Melendez and Bernice Medina-Gutierrez
Bib ID 5583929
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Melendez, Cristina Duran
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
9 p. 

This paper outlines a primary prevention program begun in the spring of 1993 through the efforts of School Social Workers of the Albuquerque Public Schools Special Education Department, that serves at-risk Hispanic special education elementary school students and their families. It is a collaborative project that recruits Hispanic students from a local university to become a Big Brother or Big Sister to an Hispanic 3rd or 4th grader for 3-5 hours each week for at least a 9-month period. A local Big Brothers/Big Sisters program provides the screening of the college students, helps with the matches, and monitors the matches. Hispanic special education students, those from single-parent homes, and those with inadequate social skills, low self-esteem, or other difficulties are the targeted population. Potential candidates are referred by school staff. The children are then screened by School Social Workers, which includes a home visit. The program emphasizes a team approach and it is shown how such an approach can benefit numerous other components of the larger community. Provided here are characteristics of the program site, the various types of support from the community, the type of staff available for the program, program costs and funding, problems encountered and the solutions to these problems, program accomplishments, and evaluation data. (RJM)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the "Safe Schools, Safe Students: A Collaborative Approach to Achieving Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Conducive to Learning" Conference (Washington, DC, October 28-29, 1994).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Ancillary School Services.  |  At Risk Persons.  |  Children.  |  Elementary Education.  |  Grade 3.  |  Grade 4.  |  High Risk Students.  |  Hispanic Americans.  |  Mentors.  |  Modeling (Psychology)  |  Pupil Personnel Services.  |  Role Models.  |  Special Needs Students.  |  Big Brother Big Sister Programs
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Medina-Gutierrez, Bernice, author
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