Applications to attend the fifth annual Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring July 18 – 22 on the campus of Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, are now available. As a general theme, the 2011 Summer Institute will focus on mentoring youth who have contact with child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
What is the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring?
The institute offers a distinctive educational opportunity for experienced mentoring professionals, with intensive presentations and interactive discussions on the latest developments in theory and research on youth mentoring led by prominent, internationally recognized research fellows.
This in-depth view of the research allows participants to examine implications for mentoring program policies and practices. Sessions include time for participants to think critically and creatively about their own program issues and explore opportunities for innovation. A fundamental 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.
"Portland's Summer Institute is an example of how exploring research in an intensive setting enhances the skill level of mentoring executives and program managers and puts evidence-based practices at the heart of running successful, quality mentoring programs," said MENTOR's President and CEO Dr. Larry Wright.
Testimonials from Past Participants
Participants have been tremendously enthusiastic about our Summer Institute - read their comments.
Who Should Attend?
This year's Summer Institute will be limited to 25 participants who have several years of experience in the field of youth development and are seeking an advanced level of professional development. They should have 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.
How to Apply
Applications to attend the event, as well as scholarship requests, are due by May 2, 2011. Tuition for the week-long seminar is $725, and a special rate is available on lodging at University Place, a full-service hotel on the Portland State University campus.
>>To apply or for more information about the Summer Institute.
Updated: February 08 2018