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Why Mentoring Matters: African-American Students and the Transition to College

January 18, 2017

Dr. Keonya Booker, College of Charleston Ernest Brevard, Jr., College of Charleston

Abstract

At the postsecondary level, the process of mentoring involves academic guidance and social support. The purpose of this study was to explore how first-year African-American students experienced a year-long mentoring program at a mid-sized liberal arts college. Fifty-eight undergraduate African-American students were surveyed at the conclusion of the mentoring program. Findings revealed the majority of students regarded the mentoring program as worthwhile …

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