The research has demonstrated that mentoring programs are an effective intervention strat-egy for youth at risk of academic and psychosocial outcomes. This study is a process evalua-tion of the Programma Mentore (PM), a school-based mentoring program in four Italian cities. Analysis of documents and semi-structured interviews to the staff and four teachers responsi-ble of the Program in their schools were used to draw the PM’s logic model. The program’s characteristics (logic model) were described and compared to international benchmark criteria on effective mentoring practice. PM’s strategies are also discussed from a Community Psy-chology perspective.
Keywords: Mentoring, positive development, school, process evaluation, logic model.