This Webinar presentation was held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as part of the free monthly Webinar series from Friends for Youth's Mentoring Institute.

Join us to engage in a discussion about the documentary Waiting for Superman, which highlights challenges in the American public education system. This film was released in October by the same team that brought the world An Inconvenient Truth, including Davis Guggenheim as creator and director, Participant Media as producer, and Paramount Pictures as distributor. In this film, Guggenheim explores some of the challenging issues surrounding the United States public education system and identifies a few of the innovators who are making changes that they believe can better prepare the next generation for opportunity and success.

What role does mentoring play in making this kind of change? How can mentors help prepare the next generation? How are mentoring programs responding to the call to action generated by the film? This Webinar will feature researchers and youth mentoring experts from the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota and MENTOR, including Marc Wheeler, a co-author of the Review of Three Recent Randomized Trials of School-Based Mentoring.

This webinar was also offered on November 3, 2010 as part of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s free webinar series.

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