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Join us for the Summer Symposium on Mentoring Research which brings researchers from across the nation to PSU
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, July 27, 2012 - 3:00pm

This special one-day symposium is for a national audience interested in youth mentoring. Throughout the day, distinguished researchers will give short, substantive talks highlighting their most important and intriguing findings. 

Theme: The use of formal mentoring to support youth has continued to change and evolve in recent decades, and the 2012 Summer Institute will focus on the theme of innovative and non-traditional models of youth mentoring. The Symposium will feature prominent researchers who investigate effective approaches for serving young people. 


  • Sandra Christenson, University of Minnesota
  • Mark Eddy, University of Washington
  • Thomas Keller, Portland State University
  • Gabriel Kuperminc, Georgia State University 
  • Davielle Lakind, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • George Noblit, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Laurie Powers, Portland State University
  • Sarah Schwartz, University of Massachusetts-Boston
    Plus Special Guest Speakers!

Attendance: The Summer Symposium is intended for everyone with an interest in youth mentoring!

Schedule:  Friday, July 27, 2012: Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-3:00pm), Reception (3:00-4:30pm)  

Location: Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University  

Registration: Please register at:  Registration deadline: July 20, 2012. Registration fee: $50/person; $75/agency for multiple staff; PSU faculty, staff, and students free. Due to the generous support of sponsors, the first 100 people from Oregon to register will attend free of charge.

More Information: or contact Kay Logan,, 503.725.9680