Date of Graduation

Winter 12-2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


This work summarizes the existing literature on mentorship models and their health impact and outcomes on the students they serve. I apply these findings to evaluate the experience of Community Partnership for Youth, a local after-school program in Monterey County, CA. This work explores the risks students face from 2 pm to 6 pm. Some supporting articles demonstrate the mentorship model's effectiveness, highlighting commonalities and differences between the relative merits of adult-to-youth and youth-to-youth paradigms. This work’s recommendations and implications involve staffing, training, and funding opportunities to ensure these programs' success.