Thursday, January 19, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time
A young person’s success is determined by more than just academic prowess. A myriad of skills, including perseverance, emotional competence, and goal-setting, contribute to a young person’s achievements in school, the workplace, and beyond. Join Celeste Janssen, Director of the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest, as she discusses how mentoring can support young people’s achievements through the development of noncognitive skills. We’ll also be joined by Diane Wallace Booker, Executive Director of U.S. Dream Academy, Inc., who will discuss how U.S. Dream Academy mentors encourage skill-building and character-building in their mentees.