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The Resource The kindness of strangers : adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism, Marc Freedman

The kindness of strangers : adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism, Marc Freedman

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The kindness of strangers : adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism
Title
The kindness of strangers
Title remainder
adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism
Statement of responsibility
Marc Freedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many of us care deeply about the fate of young people growing up in poverty. We worry about their future and the future of an increasingly fragmented society. We want to help, but often don't know how, or even, where to begin." "The Kindness of Strangers reveals how caring adults in cities across America are trying to turn young lives around. It also tells of the much celebrated mentoring movement they have created. In a vivid portrayal of that movement, Marc Freedman shows how ordinary citizens can answer President Clinton's call for all Americans to reach out to the children who are growing up in poverty and community violence - all too often alone, exposed, and forgotten." "Based on interviews with over 300 mentors, young people, scholars, and youth workers, The Kindness of Strangers takes a hard look at mentoring and asks some critical questions: How much can mentoring really accomplish? What does it take to be a successful mentor?" "What makes the difference between an effective program and one fraught with difficulties? Marc Freedman brings experience, research, and realism to these questions in an effort to present the truth about the mentoring movement sweeping America today."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Marc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Volunteer workers in social service
  • Urban youth
  • Voluntarism
Label
The kindness of strangers : adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism, Marc Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Re-engaging the middle class
  • Reinventing community
  • A call to action
  • Great expectations
  • Recurring fervor
  • Birth of a movement
  • The benefits of mentoring
  • The limits of mentoring
  • Making the most of mentoring
  • Closing the caring gap
Control code
28067683
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 162 pages
Isbn
9781555425579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1555942
Label
The kindness of strangers : adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism, Marc Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Re-engaging the middle class
  • Reinventing community
  • A call to action
  • Great expectations
  • Recurring fervor
  • Birth of a movement
  • The benefits of mentoring
  • The limits of mentoring
  • Making the most of mentoring
  • Closing the caring gap
Control code
28067683
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 162 pages
Isbn
9781555425579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1555942

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