Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Interim Director, presented a summary of his research on The Alaska Mentoring Initiative, a program for UAA undergraduate students to mentor youth institutionalized at the McLaughlin Youth Center (MYC), at the Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award ceremony, April 23, 2009. The two-year project was developed with the goal of successful reentry of youth transitioning from MYC to their home communities. Dr. Rosay’s research shows that institutionalized youth had significantly fewer adjudications after being mentored. In 2007, Dr. Rosay was the recipient of the Selkregg Award for his work on instituting this program.
The Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award is funded by the Iden and Selkregg families to support faculty in developing community-based research, creative activity, and course-based service-learning projects.