College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

FSOS contingent attends MENTOR Capitol Hill Day

Family Social Science graduate students Haoran Zhou and Yunqi (Kay) He and Lindsey Weiler, associate professor, attended MENTOR's Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., to advocate for mentoring and meaningful relationships. They were part of a contingent that met with Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith as well as Representative Ilhan Omar (DFL-5). They report that discussions with them were insightful and productive.  

Zhou, He, and Weiler also led a workshop at the National Mentoring Summit focused on the vital topics of youth's emotion regulation, co-regulation, and the emotion coaching approach. They delved into how mentors can effectively apply these strategies in their mentoring relationships with youth, offering practical advice and insights.   

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From the MENTOR website: Convened annually by MENTOR during National Mentoring Month, the National Mentoring Summit is an opportunity for mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic investors, youth leaders, government and civic leaders, and Affiliates from across the country to unite under the shared goal of driving positive change for young people. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from one another, form new connections, and explore best practices for strengthening and expanding the youth mentoring movement.