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July 2011


Mentoring -- United States, Social work with youth, Community and college


The article explores the utility and flexibility of one of the more comprehensive partnership frameworks by using it to a university-based summer institute designed to foster the exchange of knowledge between practitioners and researchers in the field of youth mentoring. It states that youth mentoring is a well-known and prevalent mode of intervention with youth and children across the U.S. The Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring at Portland State University was developed to provide a new and distinctive educational chance for experienced youth and mentoring experts. Portland State University became known as a pioneer in facilitating collaboration between youth mentoring practitioners and researchers.


This is the publisher's final PDF. This paper was originally published in Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement. This paper can be found at (

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