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Today's youth face many challenges, both old and new. How can mentoring programs help leverage those challenges into opportunities?
Consider the problems of gambling and substance misuse, which are prevalent among young people. For instance, 17% of youth reported gambling 52 or more times in the past year, and the same percentage of youth drank five or more drinks on 12 or more days in the past year, according to a recent study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
The Journal noted that 10% of youth reported having three or more gambling problems in the past year, and 15% of young people reported having three or more alcohol problems.
On Thursday, August 6, I will discuss this topic with my guest Dr. Jim Kooler. Jim’s career has focused on helping youth become active leaders and resources in their communities. He is the administrator of the California Friday Night Live Partnership, the highly successful youth engagement program that is widely regarded as a landmark state-mentoring program. He has also served as deputy director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and director of the Governor’s Mentoring Partnership in California. Jim holds a BA in psychology and a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley.
If you wish to learn more about Jim Kooler's work, visit the California Mentoring Partnership website at www.camentoringpartnership.org, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 559-733-6496 ext. 1263.
Here are some sobering statistics I will discuss with my guest Alison Martin-Books:
57% of women are targeted for workplace bullying.
Women make up 51% of the U.S. population but only hold 16% of seats in Congress.
Only 2% of women think they’re beautiful.
A girl is bullied every 7 minutes on the playground or in the classroom.
90% of women want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance.
Alison Martin-Books, the founder of the Mentoring Women’s Network, will explain how mentoring women can empower them at work and in school.
The Mentoring Women's Network is a national nonprofit organization that supports mentoring programs for women. In addition, the organization has created a proprietary training and software program to aid in the matching and scheduling of mentors and protégés. Alison is also the author of “Landing on My Feet: Learning to Lead Through Mentoring."
How do you start and build a cross-cultural mentoring program? When we think of mentoring programs in the workplace, we tend to think of programs that carefully match mentors and mentees who share some or a lot of cultural similarities.
But there’s another approach to mentor/mentee matching and that is identifying and pairing mentors and mentees who cross different cultures, such as mentors and mentees who come from different races, genders, ethnicities, religions, cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, or nationality.
Today I will discuss this topic with my guest Jodi Davidson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at Sodexo.
How is it that some people wind up on top of the social heap and others wind up on the bottom? This question, which sociologists refer to as social mobility, has been studied for decades. Recently, the prominent sociologist Robert Putnam has published a new book that examines social mobility, income equality and the American Dream.
What he uncovers is disturbing. Putnam says that social mobility is poised to plunge in the years ahead, shattering the American Dream.
Why is this so and what can be done about it?
On Friday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) I will be discussing this topic with my guest Mary Fernandez, the President of MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM™. MentorNet implements a national, guided, one-to-one mentoring program that matches STEM students with STEM professionals in high-quality, virtual mentorships. By the way, STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.
This podcast is produced in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts at Boston's Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Vince Reardon.
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Tonight's show will address the importance of mentoring. What’s a mentor? How can a mentor help you through the challenges of parenthood and pregnancy loss? How can you become a mentor? Has another parent helped you on your grief journey?
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“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained”
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What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? What does the landscape look like? What are one or two of the important trends driving mentoring right now? And what can you, the listener, do to impact mentoring for the better?
My guest on Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) i’s uniquely qualified to answer these and many more pressing questions about mentoring. He is David Shapiro, the president and CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. MENTOR is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
Please listen to the interview at http://bit.ly/1BMYesu.
Join me, your host, GoodGuides Program Director, Darrell L. Feagin, along with our show co-host, Tamara Howard, in this exclusive live radio broadcast titled, "From Gangs to Goodwill: Mentoring Makes a Difference.
Today's guest is a former gang member, "Silas" who will share his story about gang life and the choices he made in order to change his life for the good. He talks about how embracing positive values provided him with resources for personal change, as well as, a way to guide him from the path that his previous choices had led him on.
He encourages our youth, and the listening audience, to challenge themselves to choose those values you have the most difficulty with and attack it; work at it one day at a time, every day, every hour and every minute and you'll succeed at being a better you.
Call in, listen, learn, ask questions and make comments. And Always, Always Remember there is Goodwill in Each of Us!
Motivated Men Inc., located in Los Angeles California operates at Susan Miller Dorsey High School. This group of inspiring men assist the male youth of Dorsey High School in many ways. They serve as role models in addition to being of service to the community youth. They host events and provide scholarships. The Motivated Men team is highly charged with a can-do, will-do attitude that keeps the organization fully functioning in a time when it is most needed. Join in the discussion on why it’s important to help the young males of today.
Listen in as President, Mr. David Richardson, leads us in a recap and explanation of the types of activities their mentoring program offers to the male youth in Los Angeles. They have plans of expansion to include the young females, however their current focus is on the male population.
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Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, once said, “I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.”
Today’s guest is Nic Chambers, Vice President of Business Development for Chronus, a company that develops and markets software solutions in mentoring, coaching, and new-hire training programs. Nic will discuss with host Vince Reardon how Chronus software solutions empower mentoring in business, education, and non-profit organizations.
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