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1. Galvin, Sean Timothy. The impact of a mentoring/financial incentive program on at-risk high school students.

Degree: PhD, Leadership and Counseling, 2015, Eastern Michigan University

This mixed methods study describes some outcomes of "Champions of Wayne," a privately funded mentoring/incentive program at an impoverished high school near Detroit. Over 500 students enroll in the program annually. The program involves providing high school students who choose to participate both adult mentoring and a 200 incentive to improve one's grades each semester. The quantitative component of this study analyzes GPA data, while a multiple case study of six participants explores mentoring relationships and experiences. In a comparison of the GPA of participants versus non-participants, program participants significantly improve their grades when compared to those student who do not participate in the program. The study revealed that though students initially enroll because of the 200 incentive, they describe the achievement and mentoring to be most influential in the end. A trusting relationship with an educationally successful adult has potential to make a particularly positive impact on an at-risk student from a family with little (or no) educational tradition. The study concludes with recommendations for school leaders interested in implementing a similar program, as well as a speculative discussion of how the program may have a ripple effect on other teacher-student relationships and the overall culture of the school. Advisors/Committee Members: Barbara Bleyaert, Ed.D., Committee Chair, Theresa Saunders, Ed.D., James Berry, Ed.D..

Subjects/Keywords: At-risk; mentoring; schools; Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Galvin, S. T. (2015). The impact of a mentoring/financial incentive program on at-risk high school students. (Doctoral Dissertation). Eastern Michigan University. Retrieved from http://commons.emich.edu/theses/631

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Galvin, Sean Timothy. “The impact of a mentoring/financial incentive program on at-risk high school students.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, Eastern Michigan University. Accessed March 18, 2019. http://commons.emich.edu/theses/631.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Galvin, Sean Timothy. “The impact of a mentoring/financial incentive program on at-risk high school students.” 2015. Web. 18 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Galvin ST. The impact of a mentoring/financial incentive program on at-risk high school students. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Eastern Michigan University; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 18]. Available from: http://commons.emich.edu/theses/631.

Council of Science Editors:

Galvin ST. The impact of a mentoring/financial incentive program on at-risk high school students. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Eastern Michigan University; 2015. Available from: http://commons.emich.edu/theses/631

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