Archive for February, 2009

The role of youth mentoring in building sustainable community

This installment of this irregular journey is the relationship between adult-youth mentoring and fostering sustainable community. I’m particularly interested in the role adults and elders play in shaping the development of sustainability values and practices among youth in their various communities. What opportunities exist? Where are they lacking? What stigmas surrounding adult-youth interactions keep us from providing vital guidance to youth in our community? These are questions I have; not sure I have answers per se, but I’ll have emerging experiences as I take on the role of a mentor to a young immigrant boy.mentor-boy1

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