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Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring
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Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring

Forum on Critical Relationships Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 9:30am to 4:30pm Save the date for MMP’s day long forum on November 16th convening youth serving practitioners from across the Commonwealth to explore the exciting new work of scholar and practitioner Torie Weiston-Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide. Critical mentoring challenges our traditional thinking […]

New research investigates empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls

New research investigates empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls

Peifer, J. S., Lawrence, E. C., Williams, J. L., & Leyton-Armakan, J. (2016). The culture of mentoring: Ethnocultural empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls. Cultural Diversity And Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(3), 440-446. doi:10.1037/cdp0000078 Summarized by Bri Santaniello   Introduction Research all over the world shows mentoring can contribute various positive outcomes in […]

Decorated veteran talks about new role in supporting the next generation

Decorated veteran talks about new role in supporting the next generation

Written by William Wagasy, Board of Advisors, Trauma Assistance Program for Survivors A Navy SEAL from 2002 to 2012, I had three deployments to Iraq under my belt and had just finished a year-long deployment to Afghanistan when I returned to the United States. I served another six months in the military and transitioned to […]

A mentor at every stage: What Kobe Bryant learned from composer John Williams

A mentor at every stage: What Kobe Bryant learned from composer John Williams

Written by Rina Raphael, Fast Company In 1998, a teenage Kobe Bryant was lifting weights in Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif. when his phone rang. He answered his brick-sized Nextel phone to hear a shocking statement on the other line: “This is Michael Jackson.” “Get the f** out of here,” Bryant recalled answering. “What the […]

Submit your proposal to the 2018 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference Today!

Submit your proposal to the 2018 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference Today!

  The 2018 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference committee is extending our invitation for you to submit your proposal for presenting. The inaugural event will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz., from April 22 – 25, 2018. This opportunity will allow you to share your work and expertise with diverse […]

New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp

New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp

Posted by Sheena Rice, futurity.org Volunteering may improve cognitive function of older adults, especially for women and those with lower levels of education. While the links of volunteering to physical health are well known, its associations with mental functioning are less clear. “Cognitive functions, such as memory, working memory, and processing are essential for living […]

Free Online Mentoring Summit from the Mentoring School 10/27

Free Online Mentoring Summit from the Mentoring School 10/27

An online conference to celebrate, inspire and educate WHEN: October 27th WHERE: Register online here To celebrate National Mentoring Day on October 27th, the internationally renowned Mentoring School is hosting an online conference featuring inspirational stories from the world of mentoring. Featuring, in addition to last year’s winner of The Apprentice, Alana Spencer, the first […]

Fostering social engagement in minority youth can boost their job prospects

Fostering social engagement in minority youth can boost their job prospects

Posted by Laurel Thomas Gnagey, futurity.org Social action and engagement may help marginalized teens in their careers later in life, particularly if teachers help them discuss and engage with social issues, new research suggests. At a time when race and inequality are in the headlines daily, it seems, researchers find that addressing these issues can […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

Written by Vera van den Berg  Torie Weiston-Serdan is the founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network— a non-profit organization that focuses on youth mentoring. Moreover, Torie Weiston-Serdan is the author of “Critical mentoring: A practical guide”. She examines how marginalized and minority youth are served by mentoring and mentoring organizations. Critical mentoring, central to […]