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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 non-parental adults from young people’s own social networks to serve as mentors. In this webinar, panelists will discuss key elements of this practice as well as challenges youth-initiated programs experience and assets they possess. Panelists will discuss what the research says about this innovative practice, how to support young people as they identify and contact a mentor, and the challenges that arise when the relationship transforms from informal to purposeful and goal-oriented. Hear from a leading researcher in the field of youth-initiated mentoring, a mentoring Affiliate in how they support this practice, and a mentoring program representative.

• Sarah Schwartz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Suffolk University
• Melissa Beagley – Mentoring Services Coordinator, Midlands Mentoring Partnership
• Ellie Cuifalo – Youth Mentor Program Coordinator, Klingberg Family Centers

Time:  Thu, June 21, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT


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

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  1. Lanae Strand says:

    Is this webinar available for viewing now?

  2. Tim says:

    We are interested in participating. However, July 21 is not a Thursday. Also, the link to register is not working. Thanks

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