Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dr. Rosay signs commitment to youth mentoring

The Alaska Mentoring Initiative, a partnership project with the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, joined Governor Sean Parnell, Mayor Dan Sullivan, and members of the Anchorage Mentoring Alliance, in signing a commitment to mentoring the youth of Anchorage. The signing took place January 13 at the Alaska Native Charter School.

The goals of the Alaska Mentoring Initiative partnership are to enhance the civic engagement of students at UAA by providing them with formal opportunities to mentor institutionalized youth at McLaughlin Youth Center. Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, heads this program.

For information on being a mentor, contact Dr. Rosay - afabr@uaa.alaska.edu or call 786-1810.