From homeland to home

evaluating the impact of LEAP-Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) program on mentees

Ruth Tregale, Semra Tastan, Sonal Singh

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the impact of the LEAP-Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) program on high school students from refugee backgrounds who are mentees on the program. A qualitative study was completed involving five focus groups, individual and semi structured interviews with 54 mentees. Transcripts of interview and focus groups were analysed using a grounded approach. This led to the formation of a case study on a mentee who was now at university and involved in the program as an ambassador. Key findings highlighted that the LEAP-Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) program supported students in making a smooth personal, social, and academic transition from high school to university, helped them develop leadership potential, and provided them with a connection to community. In the long term this works to re-establish social capital, enhances resilience and empowers students to be role models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSTARS 2015
    Subtitle of host publicationStudents Transitions Achievement Retention & Success : Handbook & Proceedings
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherSTARS
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventStudents Transitions Achievement Retention & Success - Melbourne
    Duration: 1 Jul 20154 Jul 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceStudents Transitions Achievement Retention & Success
    CityMelbourne
    Period1/07/154/07/15

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    Tregale, R., Tastan, S., & Singh, S. (2015). From homeland to home: evaluating the impact of LEAP-Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) program on mentees. In STARS 2015: Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success : Handbook & Proceedings (pp. 1-10). Melbourne: STARS.