Adult Mentors and Thriving: Evaluating Village Christian Schools 1:5 Circles of Care Program

Project Lead: Dr. Pamela Ebstyne King
Doctoral Student Researcher: Casey Taylor
Project Dates: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

Project Description: There is an abundance of literature about the positive influence of mentorship in the lives of adolescents. In order to further explore the influence of mentorship in the lives of adolescents, we are studying 1:5 Circles of Care, a mentorship program developed at Village Christian School in Sun Valley, California. This study observes the qualities of the mentor relationships in the lives of the high school students at Village Christian School. The qualities of these relationships are being studied with the aim of discovering the effects on adolescent thriving of trust, quality time, and shared vision in the mentor relationships.