Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring
The Summer Institute is Going Virtual for 2020. The Institute will be held July 27-31st. Applications concluded on June 19 and we will be notifying applicants regarding admission July 1

Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring

Portland State University and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership are pleased to announce the 12th annual and 1st virtual Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring, to be held July 27-31, 2020.

The 2020 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring will focus on the theme of mentoring older adolescents for college and career readiness in the transition to adulthood. Participants in the Summer Institute learn about the latest developments in theory and research on youth mentoring, engage in discussions with peers, and think creatively about program innovation. Online sessions will feature leading scholars and will include time for participants to critically discuss implications for program policies and practices. Ideal participants have several years of experience in the field of youth development and are seeking an advanced professional development opportunity.


Researchers presenting at the 2020 Summer Institute include Aisha Griffith of University of Illinois-Chicago, Bernadette Sanchez and Lidia Monjaras-Gaytan of DePaul University, Sarah Schwartz of Suffolk University, and Shannon Varga of Boston University, and Jess Britt of Year Up. See our Presenters page for detailed bios. One online session offered each day of the week will include a research presentation and time for discussion (2hrs/day). In addition, virtual social events will allow further conversations with colleagues.