New Jersey Mentors' Network

The New Jersey Mentors' Network is a partnership between Professional Impact Inc. at Kean University, and the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State College. The two organizations developed a series of professional development opportunities for mentors/coaches in New Jersey that are working with children, parents, families, and other professionals. The Network engaged thirty-three practitioners in its inaugural event a two-part series, The Art of Mentoring and Coaching held at Thomas Edison State College on September 23, 2011 and at Kean University on December 2, 2011. The Network also hosted two webinars on Coaching for Success, facilitated by Constant Hines from Horizon Learning Inc.

The New Jersey Mentors' Network has adopted the following philosophy: According to Webster College Dictionary, a network is an openwork or system with thread or wires crossing at regular intervals resembling a net. In looking at our vision it is making connections among people or groups of a like kind. New Jersey Mentors' Network established by Professional Impact New Jersey and the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children primary goals are to coach the coaches, mentor the mentors, and raise the bar for professional development for those imparting best practices in the field.

For more information on membership and upcoming events visit Professional Impact New Jersey's website at www.pinj.org.