Youth Mentoring in the City
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Cultural Studies
Course Number: LSOC 2300
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
This course questions the politics, problematics and opportunities of developing non-academic youth mentoring programs in urban cities. Using sociological inquiry, students will analyze New York City's new Cornerstone Mentoring Program from the lens of race, class, gender, culture, and power relations. Through fieldwork, course readings, class discussions, and guest lectures, students come to understand what it means to be a youth in the margins of New York City. This civic engagement course requires students to participate weekly as a mentor in the Cornerstone Mentoring Program. Students will be expected to spend (2) hours per week at a NYCHA community center mentoring a group of 3-4 adolescents in grades 5-9. Due to the nature of mentoring, this course is a year-long course which requires fall 2013 and spring 2014 registration. NOTE: This course does not count toward the major.
Open to Undergraduate students.