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Achievement Mentoring

113 Keystone Rd
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
http://supportiveschools.org/solutions/achievement-mentoring/
Contact Information
Dr. Brenna H Bry

570-223-0592
bbry@rci.rutgers.edu

Program Specifications

Emphasis:

Prevention, Intervention

Age/Grade Level:

Middle School

Gender:

Male/Female

Ethnicity:

Unspecified

Target Settings:

Urban, Suburban

Target Groups:

Clusters/Groups

Other Participation Criteria:

Unspecified

Description

The Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program (BMRP), formerly called Preventive Intervention, is a school-based intervention that helps prevent juvenile delinquency, substance use, and school failure for high-risk adolescents. It targets juvenile cynicism about the world and the accompanying lack of selfefficacy to deal with problems. BMRP provides a school environment that allows students to realize that their actions can bring about desired consequences, and it reinforces this belief by eliciting participation from teachers, parents, and individuals. The program can be used in low-income, urban, and racially-mixed junior high schools and in middle-class, suburban junior high schools. Students are eligible for inclusion if they demonstrate low academic motivation, family problems, or frequent or serious school discipline referrals.

Program Descriptors Include:

Academic Improvement, Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Mentoring/Tutoring, Substance Abuse, Life Skills Training

Program Rating:

Strong Evidence

Starting Year:

1999

Students Served Per Year:

less than 50

Last Verified:

April 25th, 2017

Strategies for Locating Students:

Unspecified

Reenrolled Students with Disabilities:

Unspecified

Risk Factors

Program addresses the following:

Individual Factors

  • High-risk social behavior
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • Misbehavior

Protective Factors

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Program Resources

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Organizations/Agencies

Program Staff Includes:

Counselors, Social Workers

Materials Used:

Instructional Texts/Manuals

Supporting/Partner Organizations:

OJJDP

Evaluation Information

Description of Program Impact:
Evaluations of BMRP have demonstrated short- and long-term positive effects. At the end of the program, program students showed higher grades and better attendance when compared to control students. Results from a one-year follow-up study showed that intervention students, compared to control students, had less self-reported delinquency; drug abuse (including hallucinogens, stimulants, glue, tranquilizers, and barbiturates); school-based problems (suspension, absenteeism, tardiness, academic failure); and unemployment (20% and 45%, respectively). A five-year follow-up study found that intervention students had fewer county court records than control students.

How Evaluation Data Was Collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information: