Recent Opportunities & Resources:
Check out the links below for some recent mentoring resources and opportunities you may be interested in.
- New Report: The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring.
- Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from Wesleyan University: How to Change the World.
- Webinar Series hosted by Friends for Youth with the Kettering Foundation
- Friends for Youth’s 15th Annual Mentoring Conference
- Global Cloud Film Premiere: The “Science of Character”
1. New Report: The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring.
The Mentoring Effect is a compelling new report informed by the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring, as well as a literature and landscape review and insights from a variety of key leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and education. Read the press release.
2. Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from Wesleyan University: How to Change the World.
This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to helps us understand better how to initiate positive change.
Sign up for How to Change the World.
Course Description –
How to Change the World has its origins in the Social Good Summit held at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The summit brought together some of the world’s most creative entrepreneurs, writers, academics and political leaders to discuss ways innovative thinking and technology can address pressing global challenges. Beginning from talks, panels and conversations from the summit, we will add lectures, on-line discussion groups, hangouts and readings to explore the issues in politics, technology and the environment in broader academic and historical contexts. We will then discover together what actions we can take to make a difference.
3. Webinar Series hosted by Friends for Youth with the Kettering Foundation –
It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth.
A four-part series of no-cost interactive online sessions discussing ways you and your community can transform the way you think about developing and educating youth.
4. Friends for Youth’s 15th Annual Mentoring Conference –
Someone Who Matters: Challenges and Rewards in Youth Mentoring. April 24-25, 2014, in Santa Clara, California.
This year’s conference features Bernadette Sanchez, Ph.D., as Research Keynote Speaker, who will discuss her work involving race, culture, and ethnicity in mentoring relationships. As a contributing author to the Handbook of Youth Mentoring, 2nd ed., and Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series panelist, we are excited to hear more about her important results. Other plenary presentations feature Debra Chasnoff, President of GroundSpark, sharing information about their groundbreaking educational films, and Patricia Moore Harbour, Ed.D., author and champion of the concept of Community Educators.
Read more here.
5. Global Cloud Film Premiere: The “Science of Character”
The Science of Character is a new 8-min film that explores fascinating new research on character development and our ability to shape who we are.
On Thursday, March 20th, Global Cloud Film will premiere the film both online and live at hundreds of events in schools, nonprofit organizations, workplaces, and homes around the world. They are calling it #CharacterDay.
Be part of our Global Film Premiere March 20th from The Moxie Institute on Vimeo.