Publication Date


Document Type

Student Project

First Advisor

Schuller, Mark

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)


Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies


Mentoring programs are a prominent strategy in the United States for preventing negative outcomes and promoting resilience among at-risk youth. This research explores the key components of a sustainable mentoring program in DeKalb County. It involves surveys of students, administrators, and local nonprofit organizations with mentoring programs to identify effective programming. By comparing the trends of the different programs and surveying the different groups it can be determined where the disconnect lies and in which ways mentoring programs can be strengthened and sustained. The results revealed an inconsistency among all the groups for what is needed when creating a sustainable mentoring program in the City of DeKalb.