The Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes the following Mentoring Partnerships: California Mentoring Partnership, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, Grizzlies Foundation, Illinois Mentoring Partnership, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, Institute for Youth Success, Kansas Mentors, and Mentor Colorado. Through ongoing planning and evaluation of the latest developments in the field, this team delivers a webinar each month focused on strengthening mentoring practice, sharing new resources, and helping the field put research into practice.
Mentoring practitioners interested in the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series are encouraged to visit The National Mentoring Resource Center, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Free technical assistance is available, along with approved quality mentoring materials. Take advantage of this resource today to strengthen your program’s services to youth!
Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar. Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized!
Girls of Color ROCK: How Mentoring Programs Help to Empower, Encourage and Energize Our Girls
From conflicts with peers to dating to self-esteem and identity issues – girls of color often come to us with hard questions and even harder life situations. Sometimes we have clear distinct answers; often we do not. But the success and power of mentoring programs for girls of color is not about one mentoring session or conversation. It is about building trust over time and allowing girls to express themselves, ask questions and know that they are heard, seen, and valued for who they are and what they believe.
Mentoring programs for girls of color help girls learn to make good decisions, allows them to break apart stereotypes and begin to find their place in the world. Issues often addressed in these programs, such as healthy relationships and lifestyle, positive self-image and racial/cultural identity, advocacy, and effective communication are difficult – even for adult women to navigate – but even more so for girls.
This panel discussion will be facilitated by Cheryl Howard – Neal, Director of Programs and Partnerships at MENTOR Illinois and will include panelists:
• Kelly Fair, Founder and Executive Director, Polished Pebbles
• Jamila Trimuel, Founder and Executive Director, Ladies of Virtue
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ESTRegister Now
Correction: The Twitter chat date is January 4, 2017 not January 7, 2017 as represented in the recording.
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