Registration for 2017 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring now open!

2017 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring

Portland State University

July 17-20, 2017

The Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring offers a distinctive educational opportunity for experienced mentoring professionals to engage in highly interactive discussions that provide an in-depth view of the research and examine its implications for program policies and practices. Participants attend an intensive four-day seminar presenting the latest developments in theory and research on youth mentoring led by prominent research fellows. Ideal participants have several years of experience in the field of youth development and are seeking an advanced professional development opportunity. Each session includes time for participants to think critically and creatively about program issues and explore opportunities for innovation.

The 2017 Institute will address the theme of Mentoring in the Civic Space, focusing on intersections between mentoring and youth empowerment, sociopolitical development, civic engagement, social action, and community development. Research fellows for 2017 include Belle Liang (Boston College), Alma Trinidad (Portland State University), Roderick Watts (City University of New York), Laura Wray-Lake (UCLA), and Shepherd Zeldin (University of Wisconsin-Madison). In addition, the Institute will feature special guest speaker Torie Weiston-Serdan of Youth Action Mentoring Network.

To learn more about the Summer Institute and to apply, please visit:

Space is limited, and the application deadline is May 5, 2017.

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