Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring 2018 Registration Now Open!

2018 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring

Portland State University

July 23-26, 2018


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 researchers.

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.

In 2018, the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring will focus on the theme of program quality improvement. Several different strategies for enhancing the management and performance of existing mentoring programs have been investigated in recent years. The results of evaluations addressing quality improvement implementation processes and program outcomes will be presented by leading scholars.

Speakers for 2018 include Thomas Akiva (University of Pittsburgh), Alison Drew (Boston University), David DuBois (University of Illinois at Chicago), Roger Jarjoura (American Institutes of Research), Sam McQuillin (University of South Carolina), Janis Kupersmidt and Kathryn Stump (innovation Research & Training), and Meghan Perry and Susan Walsh (Friends of the Children).

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

Space is limited, and the application deadline is April 30, 2018.

1 Comment on "Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring 2018 Registration Now Open!"

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  1. Charles says:

    I like this, I am a mentor and following such insights has really helped me. I would be glad not to miss any write up as they come.

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