Keynotes and Events

Upcoming international conference on mentoring youths facing adversity

‘Mentoring Young People Facing Adversity’ International Conference Friday, 12 October 2018 (10.30am- 4.30pm), Ireland ‘Mentoring young people facing adversity: exploring the intersection of theory and practice through the perspectives of participants and stakeholders’. An international conference hosted by Foróige in conjunction with the Global Youth Mentoring Network. Mentoring interventions for young people facing adversity in […]

Registration now open: The 2018 National Family and Community Engagement Conference

July 11-13, 2018 in Cleveland, OH The Institute for Educational Leadership’s 2018 National Family and Community Engagement Conference will take place on July 11-13, 2018 in Cleveland, OH. This is an excellent capacity building opportunity for educators, other para-professionals, parent leaders and a range of stakeholders to learn strategies and best practices that focus on […]

Mentor Duty Should Be the New Jury Duty

By Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education reprinted from Gallup As millions of kids head back to school this year — eager to learn and grow — it’s hard not to wonder whether school is really the best and only developmental path any more. Most kids today need something very different from what is […]

National Mentoring Day in the UK is October 27!

Written by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring National Mentoring Day in the United Kingdom is on October 27th and was founded by business mentor Chelsey Baker to help raise awareness of the benefits of both being mentored and the rewarding experience of mentoring others. The goals of the organization are threefold: […]

Registration has opened for the 2016 Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota Annual Mentoring Caucus

Register Now for the 2016 Mentoring Caucus!       In 2016, the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) is shaking up their traditional mentoring conference! Because 2016 is an election year, MPM calls upon you, our valued stakeholders, to join us for the 2016 Mentoring Caucus. This one-day conference will offer mentoring program and youth […]

9th Annual UNM Mentoring Conference – October 24 – 28, 2016

The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 9th Annual Mentoring Conference. This five-day event will be held on Monday October, 24 2016 through Friday October, 28 2016  in the Student Union Building  on UNM’s Main campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.       IMPORTANT DATES Call for Proposals Release : March 15, 2016 Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline : May […]

December 2015 International Mentoring Conference in Cancun Mexico!

Dear friends, colleagues and mentoring activists, We always refer to time as flying,  and truly it does,  but it is still so amazing and almost unbelievable for us to note that Perach, Israel´s national mentoring project,  is approaching this year its middle age – the 40th anniversary. On the other end of the world — […]

Are you a mid-career researcher, practitioner, or policy maker? This grant might be for you.

Due Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 The William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program is accepting applications from researchers investigating how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Eligible applicants include: Influential mid-career practitioners Policy makers Researchers Learn more about this opportunity.  Funding Opportunities Category:

New guidebook offers useful strategies for advancing self-regulation

Executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice.  This 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various […]

Pressure Congress to pass the child protection improvement act

by Jean Rhodes Although the vast majority of volunteers are well intended, harmful adults sometimes slip through. Programs have taken steps to conduct background checks but, for the most part, these efforts have been inconsistent. Only about half of U.S. States provide youth-serving organizations access to FBI fingerprinting and, amongst those that do, two-thirds allow only […]