Adult Mentors _ Thriving

Evaluating Mentorships for Thriving

Project: Evaluating Village Christian Schools 1:5® Circles of Care Program

Project Dates: 2016 – 2017

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pam King

Student Researcher: Casey Taylor

Funded By: Village Christian School


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 studied the 1:5® Circles of Care program, a mentorship initiative developed at Village Christian School (VCS) in Sun Valley, California meant to surround students with caring adults who can help them thrive. This study observes the qualities of the mentor relationships in the lives of these high school students at VCS. The qualities of these relationships have been studied with the aim of discovering the effects on adolescent thriving of trust, quality time, and shared vision in the mentor relationships.

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