Register for the 2013 SUMMER INSTITUTE ON YOUTH MENTORING! Deadline extended Friday, May 17.

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*Portland State University*
*July 22-26, 2013*

Portland State University is proud to present the 2013 Summer Institute on
Youth Mentoring. The Summer Institute offers a distinctive educational
opportunity for experienced mentoring professionals. Participants attend an
intensive week-long seminar presenting the latest developments in theory
and research on youth mentoring. Sessions are led by prominent,
internationally recognized research fellows. The aim is a series of highly
interactive discussions that provide an in-depth view of the research and
examine its implications for program policies and practices. Sessions
include time for participants to think critically and creatively about
their own program issues and explore opportunities for innovation. The
premise of the institute is that a sustained dialogue between experienced
professionals and researchers stimulates research with relevance to the
field and enhances its translation to practical application.

Ideal participants are those who have several years of experience in the
field of youth mentoring and are seeking an advanced level of professional
development. They are experienced professionals who hold positions enabling
them to influence the training and supervision of staff, the development of
program models, and the implementation of service delivery changes based on
the latest advances in the field.

As a general theme, the 2013 Institute will address the role of risk and
other personal and environmental factors that influence mentoring
relationships and their effectiveness.

*2013 Research Fellows*
*Tim Cavell, University of Arkansas
*Carla Herrera, Independent Consultant
*Noelle Hurd, University of Virginia
*Michael Karcher, University of Texas at San Antonio
*Sarah Schwartz, University of Massachusetts—Boston
*Thomas Keller, Portland State University (Institute Director)

Mentoring professionals wrestle with many important questions. Thinking
about how to improve your mentoring program takes time, concentration, and
the right information. This intensive, week-long seminar encourages you to
examine your program models, policies and procedures, and training
materials in a collegial setting with internationally recognized mentoring
researchers and a small group of advanced colleagues.

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

*Space is limited, and the application deadline is May 10, 2013.*

Kay Logan

PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research