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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Adolescent Mentoring Program

Within this community partnership, local youth engage with faculty/researchers, educators, students, and local community members to address youth wellbeing, school and community engagement, and positive development in Lexington County, SC.

Our intensive school-based mentoring program matches trained university students to youth who attend Lexington 2 School District’s disciplinary alternative school, New Bridge Academy. Informed by the positive youth development framework and resiliency theory, the Adolescent Mentoring Program fosters an intensive guidance-based relationship that focuses on individualized goal-setting and the development of youth competence, confidence, character, caring, and connection.


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