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Social Sustainability Colloquium: Promoting the Social Dimension of Sustainability through Youth Mentoring
Friday, February 19, 2010 - 1:00pm to Friday, February 19, 2010 - 3:00pm

WHAT: A presentation by Kevin R. Jones, M.A.; John Dean Ossowski, M.S.; Thomas E. Keller, Ph.D. 
PSU School of Social Work.

Youth mentoring is a popular and empirically supported strategy for improving social, academic and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents. But what role does youth mentoring play in promoting a more just and sustainable society? How can youth mentoring and other social service programs assess and improve their performance with regard to sustainable practices? 

Using case examples from a variety of youth mentoring programs, this presentation will explore the intersection of social work and social sustainability, with a focus on the potential long-term societal impacts of successful youth mentoring programs and relationships. Sample sustainability assessments and reports will illustrate how youth mentoring and other programs can improve their sustainability performance for the benefit of the organization, the community, and society as a whole.

WHEN: Friday, Feb 19, 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: 660 ARSC Building