Show: The Imprint Weekly

The Future of Professional Friends

On this week’s podcast we discuss trends in the use of the Family First Act, the pursuit of more federal child welfare data, and a state seeks to lower the age of juvenile justice.

Terri Sorensen, longtime CEO of Friends of the Children, joins to talk about professional mentoring of youth, how her organization’s approach has developed over the years, and the insane run of major gifts that Friends has seen of late.

Guest Interview Details

Terri Sorensen has been the CEO of Friends of the Children for the past 20 years. Before that she was controller for the American Red Cross-Oregon Trail Chapter, held key managerial positions with Sprint Corporation and worked in public accounting for Ernst & Young in Kansas City, Mo.

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Dear Colleague Letter on Family First Act Federal Register Notice, AFCARS Data Bill Would Lower Tennessee’s Age of Criminal Responsibility To 17 Friends of the Children Awarded $33 Million Grant to Bolster Mentoring Program Michael Jordan Helps Get a Big Win for Mentoring Program that Works with At-Risk Youth Donors Bet Big on Paid Mentoring. Does It Work? National Youth Mentoring Model Faces Rigorous Final Test Paid Mentors, Big Plans: Terri Sorensen on Friends of the Children’s Growth Strategy
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