The Kindness of Strangers by Marc Freedman
Adult Mentors, Urban Youth, and the New Volunteerism

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The Kindness of Strangers takes a hard, realistic look at mentoring while offering a vivid portrayal of the mentoring movement and how ordinary citizens in cities across America are trying to turn young lives around.
 

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MARC FREEDMAN has studied education and youth programs for more than a decade and is director of special projects for Public/Private Ventures, a research and development organization based in Philadelphia that focuses on helping kids in poverty. He lives in Berkeley, California.
 
Published September 4, 1993 by Jossey-Bass. 182 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In the examples of adult mentor-youth relationships presented by Freedman, who is on the staff of Public/Private Ventures, a Philadelphia research organization that focuses on youngsters in poverty, we hear from eight men and women who ``answered the call.'' They describe their not unqualified su...

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