October 26, 2020
Research into Practice Webinar Series: Part 2 with Sophia Duck
Part 2: Everyday Mentoring with Sophia Duck
This second webinar of it's series, co-hosted by the Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research, provided participants with an overview of The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania's workshop on Everyday Mentoring. The training is designed to provide caring adults with the tools they need to continue a successful, high quality relationship with the youth in their lives through experiential learning. The discussion about Everyday Mentoring highlighted the importance of a strong youth-adult relationship, and how to enhance the skills necessary to support a young person.
Sophia Duck is the Training Coordinator at The Mentoring Partnership, where she develops trainings for mentors and mentees, manages a pool of facilitators that reinforce the work, and provides technical assistance for mentoring programs. Sophia joined TMP after serving as the Program Manager for the GoodGuides Mentoring Program at YouthWorks, a Program of Goodwill SWPA. Prior to transitioning to youth development and the non-profit field, Sophia worked in collegiate athletics as a media relations contact at three universities. Sophia is a volleyball coach. She holds a BA in Media Communications from Pitt and a MS in Sports Leadership and Professional Advancement from Duquesne. Sophia believes in the power of mentoring and serves as such while coaching volleyball year round. She holds a BA in Media Communications from Pitt and a MS in Sports Leadership and Professional Advancement from Duquesne.