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Mentoring 101: Building Your Youth Development Skill Set
PRESENTER: Stephen Gray Wallace, M.S. Ed.
COST: ACA members: $35, Non-Members: $70
Mentors matter! Maybe more than you think. And there's no better place to practice mentoring than at summer camp. Learn about the positive youth outcomes of mentoring, what young people look for in a mentor, and how you can maximize your effectiveness as a mentor at camp. Designed for both new and experienced staff, this webinar is ideal for those interesting in building strong mentoring skills. As a director, learn how to teach mentoring to your staff.
By the end of the webinar, participants will learn:
- proven effective outcomes of youth mentoring
- differences between formal (matched) and informal (natural) mentors
- three “Ps” of mentoring (prepare, practice, and personalize)
Stephen Gray Wallace, M.S. Ed. has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor. He serves as an associate research professor and director of CARE (Center for Adolescent Research and Education) at Susquehanna University, the director of counseling and counselor training at the Cape Cod Sea Camps, and as senior advisor for policy, research, and education at SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), an organization he served as national chairman and chief executive officer for more than fifteen years. He is the author of more than seventy articles and newspaper columns on youth development and decision-making and his book, Reality Gap, has been critically acclaimed by youth advocacy and parenting organizations. Stephen is the principal of Summit/CMC, a management company consisting of consulting units in prevention, media, marketing, and government relations.
- Read Stephen's recent article in Camping Magazine on youth mentoring.
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