Save our Youth Blog

#connection: Expanding our Social Capital

“Where you live and whom you know – the social capital you can draw on – helps to define who you are and thus to determine your fate.” ~ Dr. Robert Putnam The building blocks of connection, per Dr. Michael Karcher (http://adolescentconnectedness.com/)   The Executive Director of Save Our Youth often says kids are a … Continued

Mentoring with Strengths in Mind

         Mentoring can be hard work. Managing cross-cultural dynamics and bridging age and generational gaps present formidable challenges on their own. Add to that the steep learning curve of entering the world of a child in poverty and things begin to look a little daunting. With the deck stacked in such a … Continued