October 18

Judy and Jerry are preparing to conduct a training at the Flintridge Center on October 24th, in Pasadena. The topic is "Responsible Mentoring: Helping Mentees to Solve Difficult Issues." This is a curriculum that Dustianne wrote for the Center for Applied Research Solutions several years ago.  

On October 25th, Jerry will deliver a training to the staff of Imperial County Regional Occupational Program (IVROP).  The subject will focus on how to provide mentoring services for their various programs. Jerry is also providing technical assistance for the next two years to IVROP's "Project Exito," an initiative that provides mentoring and educational services to young people that have had (or are at-risk of having) contact with the juvenile justice system. 

Because of the federal government shutdown, Jerry and Judy's training for the Federal Executive Board of Greater Los Angeles Mentoring Program has been pushed to mid-November.   This year, there are 25 participants (mentees)  from all facets of the federal government.

Jerry recently gave a training on "Discussing Difficult Issues" with the staff and mentors at ReachOut West End, of Upland CA. Their county-funded program provides mentoring and other services to foster youth and their parents and guardians. 

On November 14th, Dustianne and Jerry are scheduled to provide a one-day training in Sacramento for community college staff. The topic of the training is how to deliver the health and wellness curriculum that Dustianne recently developed (with Jerry's assistance) for foster youth in the community college system.  Dustianne contracted with the Foundation for California Community Colleges on this project. 

Dustianne, Judy and Jerry are working with the Center for Applied Research Solutions, Friends for Youth, the Tulare Office of Education and MENTOR to develop The California Mentoring Partnership.  When completed, this organization will serve as a networking, educational, and resource-locating entity for non-profit mentoring agencies across the state.