Western Policy Exchange: Stories from the Front Lines of Student Success

Western Policy Exchange Publication cover graphic for "Stories from the Front Lines of Student Success:"
Year published: 
2016
Month published: 
January
Media type: 
PDF
Number of pages: 
8
File size: 
139 KB

This brief provides an overview of the implementation and impact of near peer mentoring programs in Alaska and Idaho from the standpoint of both existing research and the near peers themselves. In addition to offering strategies and promising practices that have helped foster a college-going culture in both states, the brief provides testimonials from mentors and the students they have served – students who might otherwise never considered college as an option without the extra support of a near peer or college guide.