Meet Lisa Bottomley, Mentoring Specialist with MSU Extension

I am a Senior Specialist with a focus on youth mentoring at Michigan State University Extension in the Children & Youth Institute.  I have been with MSU Extension since July 2000.   I completed my undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and  I earned my Master of […]

Mentoring relationships can have a significant impact on volunteer mentors.

Lisa Bottomley, Michigan State University Extension When interviewing prospective mentors, I always asked why the person was interested in mentoring. The answers were almost always youth focused. People want to share what they have learned and be a friend to a young person. Rarely did these soon-to-be mentors have any idea of how much they […]