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Webinar – Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility
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Webinar – Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility

At the heart of youth mentoring is the idea that every young person needs and deserves to have a caring, committed adult in their life to listen and help them realize their potential. EVERY young person implies an inclusive landscape – but too often, youth with disabilities are not included or considered when we design […]

Therapeutic services for queer and trans people: Implications for mentoring

Therapeutic services for queer and trans people: Implications for mentoring

By Luca Pax and RP Whitmore-Bard with Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Services. reprinted from mentoring.org As queer and trans people, we are incredibly resilient but we are also a vulnerable population. In recent decades, an increase in queer and trans visibility has made the world a better place for us to live. Still, the following has […]

Webinar: Understanding Youth-Initiated Mentoring and How to Employ This Strategy with Today’s Youth
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Webinar: Understanding Youth-Initiated Mentoring and How to Employ This Strategy with Today’s Youth

Successful recruitment of mentors is a benchmark of overall program quality, yet according to the 2016 National Mentoring Program Survey, recruiting mentors is the number one challenge of mentoring programs. What if young people could identify a caring adult they want for a mentor? Youth-initiated mentoring is gaining momentum throughout the country. It involves engaging […]

The Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring: Quality Improvement!

The Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring: Quality Improvement!

Bringing together top researchers and practitioners in the field of youth mentoring to create innovation, leadership and quality-based practice. 2018 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring Portland State University and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership are proud to announce the 2018 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring. The dates for this year’s Institute will be July 23-26, 2018. The […]

New Webinar: Strategies for Creating Ongoing Mentor Training

New Webinar: Strategies for Creating Ongoing Mentor Training

Thu, May 17, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Most mentoring programs involve their mentors in an initial training before they are matched, but fewer programs provide ongoing training as those matches take shape. This webinar describes the benefits of holding post-match mentor trainings, and it also reviews strategies for creating these workshops, beginning […]

Empathy – A Critical Ingredient in Youth Mentoring Relationships?

Empathy – A Critical Ingredient in Youth Mentoring Relationships?

by Renee Spencer Working on a poster my colleagues and I presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence gave me a great excuse to look at the recent psychotherapy literature on empathy. As a clinical social worker, the psychotherapy literature is like a dear old friend to me. I enjoy catching up on the […]

New Webinar: Promoting Screening Practices for Safety and Suitability of Mentors

New Webinar: Promoting Screening Practices for Safety and Suitability of Mentors

Mentor screening is critical to establishing a safe environment within our mentoring programs. Practitioners have the important yet oftentimes overwhelming responsibility of ensuring that program participants are safe from harm and set up to flourish from the support of a suitable, well-trained adult. But how can practitioners develop comprehensive screening policies and procedures to ensure […]

Mentor Webinar – Expanding Corporate Engagement: Strengthening Infrastructure
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Mentor Webinar – Expanding Corporate Engagement: Strengthening Infrastructure

Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15PM EDT Businesses have so much to offer our programs beyond sponsorship and direct-service volunteers. Join this webinar to explore ways that corporate partnerships can strengthen organizational infrastructure and build your capacity. Learn best practices and tools to truly leverage skills-based / pro bono corporate volunteers and engage […]

Mentor Webinar – Tips and Tools for Supporting Healthy Matches
By January 31, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Mentor Webinar – Tips and Tools for Supporting Healthy Matches

Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15PM EST What does a healthy match look like? What are some common issues that arise between mentors and mentees, and mentors and parents? What are the steps staff can take to both prevent and address these? Facilitated by Dr. Dustianne North and Jerry Sherk, M.A. of the […]

Mentor Webinar:  The Power of Purpose
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Mentor Webinar: The Power of Purpose

COLLABORATIVE MENTORING WEBINAR SERIES Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15PM EST What is the true power of purpose? In turbulent times, a sense of purpose can ground us, nourish us, and inspire us to act. Young people with a sense of purpose are better equipped to use their unique skills and strengths to […]