Webinars

 Mentoring Institute Webinars

  •  It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth

    Friends for Youth, in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, was pleased to host a four-part series of no cost interactive online sessions in which we discussed ways you and your community could transform the way you think about developing and educating youth.

    The series featured Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour, author of Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth, who shared practices that encompassed developing the whole child from communities across the U.S. Using Dr. Harbour’s book as a foundation, we explored these strategies – like mentoring, leadership and character development – in each session. Along with special guests, we raised the awareness of the value and importance of community educators to stimulate a national conversation about how essential it is to educate and develop the whole child.

    In this webinar series, participants shared their experiences, learned more about how their community is a resource for transforming the education of youth, and strategized on how to engage others in similar conversations. Each session included highlights from Dr. Harbour’s book, a strategy that has worked in a local community, and interactive conversations with participants. If you missed these webinars, you are still able to view the recordings of the webinars and the webinar slides below.

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    This online series is designed for youth mentoring professionals, professional educators, youth, community and business leaders, parents, government officials and employees, non-profit organizations, and anyone concerned about the education and development of young people. Our goal was for participants to learn with and from each other and be inspired to take action locally, to engage positively with the development of one child, an entire neighborhood, an existing youth organization, or a community-wide effort.

    To purchase your own copy of Community Educators, visit http://kettering.org/publications/community-educators-a-resource/, from Amazon, Kindle, or Audible.  

     

    Continue the conversation on the Community Educators Facebook page – share your experiences in your community, respond to prompts from the webinars, and get replies from Dr. Patricia Harbour about your specific questions!

     

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    Part One: Is School Reform Enough?

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm Pacific/12:00 – 1:00 pm Mountain/1:00 – 2:15 pm Central/2:00 – 3:15 pm Eastern

    In this session, we will explore the relationship, role, and responsibilities of schools and communities in the education and development of the next generation. We will be joined by Becky Cooper, Executive Director of Friends for Youth who will share how we got involved in the Community Educators initiative.

    View the slides or view the recorded webinar for Part One


     Part Two: Education is Broader than Just Schools

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm Pacific/12:00 – 1:00 pm Mountain/1:00 – 2:15 pm Central/2:00 – 3:15 pm Eastern

    In this session, we will focus on the ways that citizens and organizations have expanded learning experiences beyond just academic skills, which has resulted in improved performance in school and increased connection in the community. Mary K. Boyd of Every Body’s In and Gevonee Ford of Network for the Development of Children of African Descent will share their strategies in expanding community education.

    View the slides or view the recorded webinar for Part Two

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     Part Three: The Public Transforms Education

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm Pacific/12:00 – 1:00 pm Mountain/1:00 – 2:15 pm Central/2:00 – 3:15 pm Eastern

    In this session, we will discuss challenges faced by citizens and organizations engaged in out-of-school learning, including negotiating the relationship between the community and its schools, as well lessons learned in the three-year study. One example: the difference that a mentoring relationship between a caring adult and young person makes for not only the youth, but also the adult and the community. We are joined by Becky Cooper from Friends for Youth who will discuss how mentoring plays a key role in educating and developing youth beyond schools and Ann Stiles from Project GRAD Houston who will speak about challenges for organizations making a difference as they move from working in silos to collaborations.

    View the slides or view the recorded webinar for Part Three


    Part Four: Possibilities for You and Your Community 

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm Pacific/12:00 – 1:00 pm Mountain/1:00 – 2:15 pm Central/2:00 – 3:15 pm Eastern

    In this session, we will be focusing on what we learned from the participants in the research study and reported in the book, Community Educators, as well as how to build and engage your community for discussing issues about educating and developing youth. Lastly, we will hear an example of a local city challenged by fragmentation working together to transform education in their city. We are joined by William Muse, President of the National Issues Forum Institute, and Deirdre Burel, Executive Director of Orleans Public Education Network. In this session, we want to hear from you! What implications do the findings have for you and your community? What do we do in our communities? What resources are available? What’s the benefit? What are the insights you can gain from their experience?

    View the slides or view the recorded webinar for Part Four

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    In addition to offering various webinars, Friends For Youth’s Mentoring Institute is teaming up with frequent collaborators Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s Training Institute, Education Northwest/National Mentoring Center, Oregon Mentors, Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, MENTOR, and other partners to deliver a monthly webinar series for mentoring professionals. By combining our individual efforts and collective wisdom, we will be able deliver even better webinars to a wider audience of mentoring professionals. Webinars will take place on the third Thursday of each month.

     

    Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full descriptions and panelist information, are posted on the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series page. To listen to recordings and download copies of presentation slides and resources/handouts from past Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series events, visit Slideshare.net/mentorwebinar for 2012 and our listings on MENTOR for 2013.

     

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    Learning from Mistakes: Strengthening Youth Safety with Research-Based Screening Practices 

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    Social Media + National Mentoring Month = Opportunity 

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     Evidence-Based Activities to Build Mentoring Relationships 

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    Mentoring Impacts on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Efforts with Youth 

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    Out Here in the Field: Special Issues for Rural Mentoring Programs 

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    The Cream of the Crop: Recruiting the Right Mentors

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    Coming Together Across Cultures: Intentional Relationship Building 

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    Helping Young People Find Their Spark 

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    Mentoring Program Evaluation and Goals 

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    Mentoring as Prevention for Modern Day Slavery & Sexual Exploitation 

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    War of the Worlds: Long Term Effects of Early Maltreatment 

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    Social Media + National Mentoring Month = Opportunity 

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    Youth Mentoring Responds to Waiting for Superman 

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    Building a Better Friendship Using a Structured Mentoring Journal 

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    Successful Youth Mentoring Practices: Considerations and Guidelines 

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    Click the links below to view recordings of Webinars provided for other partnership mentoring organizations:

    Infusing Creativity into Your Mentoring Program with the National Mentoring Center/Education Northwest

    Going Beyond the Background Check: Incorporating SAFE Practices in Volunteer Programs with MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership

     

 

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