Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Role of the Mentoring Programs. Response to Penn State Incident and Mentoring Programs.

  Raising Him Alone Presents.  

 "Educating Parents On the Role of Mentoring Programs"
(In light of the Penn State crisis).  

A FREE Virtual Tele-Conference for Parents.  

Tues., Nov. 22, 2011 ·  8:30pm - 9:30pm (EST).   These FREE calls are designed to get parents talking about critical issues focused on raising healthy children.  Our special guests will be Stephen Powell, Executive Director of Mentoring USA and Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director and founder of Mentor Me and they will lead a discussion about mentoring, the role of mentors, and the role of parents. 

In light of the recent saga at Penn State involving allegations of sexual abuse of young males, it is increasing important that parents understand the role of mentoring programs, as well as the screening process of mentors. 

Often parents are at their "wits" end trying to find suitable programs. However, many parents sign up boys for programs without doing any research, checking staff credentials, or visiting the programs in advance. Most people are unaware that in many communities, mentoring and other youth programs operate without screening mentors/volunteers or having checks in balances in place for program staff.  The challenges at Penn State are an example of the importance of the need for parents to stay involved in all aspects of their children's lives. In today's world, so many families rely solely on programs vs. building and maintaining family relationships. 

Our guests will answer the following questions:
What should be the screening process for mentoring?
How do parents identify reputable mentoring programs?
What should parents look for regarding staff credentials in mentoring programs?
What should parents have learned after the incidents at Penn State?  

Please R.S.V.P by via Facebook at 
or via e-mail at   Tele-conference Date: Tues., Nov. 22, 2011.  Dial-in Info:  Call Time:       8:30pm - 9:30pm EST (starting at 8:30 PM sharp)   Phone:            605-475-4000  Access Code:  324970#   *Please submit your questions for the speakers by Sun., Nov. 20th to

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