The Kindness of Strangers: Adult Mentors, Urban Youth, and the New Voluntarism

The Kindness of Strangers, by Civic Ventures founder and CEO Marc Freedman, tells the story of a group of concerned adults who mentor inner-city youth. The book, first published in 1993 and reprinted in 1999, describes what volunteers can do to improve the conditions of young people living in poverty and chronicles the rise of the mentoring movement, examining its wider implications for education and social policy.

Freedman brings experience, research and realism in an effort to present the truth about the mentoring movement.

To order a copy, and to read a few pages of the book, go here.

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