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Part of monthly Quality In Action Webinar Series hosted by Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota.
September 1, 2010 - Features Andrea Taylor., Ph.D., and Developer and Principal Investigator of Across Ages, a comprehensive, intergenerational mentoring program designed to reduce adolescent drug abuse among 9 to 13 year olds. Across Ages has been designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the only mentoring program to receive such a designation. In addition, the Across Ages model has been recognized as a Best Practice Model in Youth Violence Prevention by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; a Top 25 Youth Development Program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; a Commendable Practice by the Child Welfare League of America; and a Model Program - Case Study for North America by the United Nations Office of Drug Control Programs. Across Ages has been replicated in more than 30 sites in 17 states. Dr. Taylor is also the keynote presenter for the 2010 Minnesota Mentoring Conference.