Does Mentorship Lead to a Secure Life?
Does a consistent mentor help a youth transition into a secure and independent adult life? To answer this, I have used a grounded theory methodology to research elements of the foster care system. Through academic research, I audited the landscape of mentoring within foster care and then helped in the designing of a framework for a foster youth mentoring service could look like and have researched the areas in which a mentor can benefit a youth. I have listened to and recorded the stories of three college students with lived foster care experience so that I could learn from those who have firsthand experience. After using these methods, the findings showed that a consistent mentor figure is a key factor in the transition into a secure and independent adult life.
- Webb, Tanner Justin (Author)
- Heller, Cheryl (Thesis director)
- Stone Sheppard, Nyasha (Committee member)
- Department of Supply Chain Management (Contributor)
- Dean, W.P. Carey School of Business (Contributor)
- Barrett, The Honors College (Contributor)