Forum on Critical Relationships

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

About the Forum

Save the date for MMP's day long forum on November 16th convening youth serving practitioners from across the Commonwealth to explore the exciting new work of scholar and practitioner Torie Weiston-Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide.

Critical mentoring challenges our traditional thinking of youth-adult relationships through exploration of mentoring practices and the dominant worldviews that inform them, while centering the voices and experiences of youth of color and other marginalized youth. With critical mentoring as the foundation, participants will learn actionable practices to build program capacity to better support young people in their communities.

Breakout Sessions Include:

  • Executive Director Corner on Cultural Responsiveness
  • The Air They Breathe: Creating Safer Spaces for Youth
  • Relationships and Race
  • Centering Youth Voice
  • Restorative Justice Practices

MMP offers this event in partnership with local and national thought leaders, including My Brother’s Keeper-Boston, MENTOR Rhode Island, and MENTOR. MMP is excited to bring this exciting new work to our network of youth serving programs and intends to continue leading the conversation on critical mentoring to support our network to build capacity to create and sustain empowering, critical relationships across the Commonwealth.

SEIU Local 615

26 West St., Boston, MA

Thursday, November 16

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*

*(registration from 9:30am - 10:00am)

Register Today!


About Torie Weiston-Serdan

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Torie Weiston-Serdan is a scholar and practitioner with over eleven years of teaching and youth programming experience. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University at the age of 30 and has dedicated her life and career to teaching and mentoring young people in her community. Torie founded the Youth Mentoring Action Network, a non-profit organization that focuses on mentoring. The organization has served over 500 youth, helping them get to universities like the University of California at Berkeley, American University, Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, and California State East Bay.