What If ...?

What If ...?

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What if we don’t just see the needs in our communities, but instead see where there are already strengths? What if we don’t just do work for young people, but partner together on work that impacts them? What if we change the paradigm? This podcast created by Youth Collaboratory asks the question “What if..” and explores how the answers to our questions impact the youth service field.


What If …? Season 1 Epilogue
Jan 14 • 25 min
Join Katy White and Susan Spagnuolo as they share about their experience supporting mentoring programs across the country as they worked to implement a strength-based mentoring model. In this conversation, we share lessons that we learned when it comes to…
What If …? Season 1 Episode 5
Jan 14 • 27 min
In earlier episodes, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the youth and their mentors … in this episode we want to talk more about the families, because we learned a lot of about the families impacted by incarceration through this project. Join us as…
What If …? Season 1 Episode 4
Jan 14 • 32 min
During this episode, we talk with several program staff members about how they developed a culture of growth and development - not just with mentors but among their staff, as well. With them, we explore the question of what if all of the people involved…
What If …? Season 1 Episode 3
Jan 14 • 38 min
During this episode, we talk with several program staff members about how they helped mentors to understand their role as a connection point in the mentoring relationship. With them, we explore the question of what if connection and contribution to the…
What If …? Season 1 Episode 2
Jan 14 • 29 min
During this episode, we talk with several program staff members about their experience integrating an intentional strength-based approach to their mentoring models. With them, we explore the question of what if strengths and things that are going well was…
What If …? Season 1 Episode 1
Jan 14 • 35 min
During this episode, we had the chance to talk with Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Founder and Executive Director of the Amachi program and Anna Hollis, Executive Director of Amachi Pittsburgh about their experience mentoring children of incarcerated parents.…
Season 1 Trailer
Dec 6, 2019 • 1 min
Join us for What If …? Season 1 as we ask the questions, “What if we stopped focusing on the broken parts of young people, and instead focus on their potential and growth and the unique qualities that make them who they are? And how could a mentor and a…