Enrollment closing May 8th for the Summer Institute on Mentoring: Sign up today!


The application deadline is approaching for the 2017 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring, to be held July 17-20, 2017 at Portland State University. Space is limited, and the application deadline is Monday, May 8th, 2017.

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.

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.