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the Mentoring Context:
Sprockets’ Pilot of the HSA Framework and Measurement Tool

Morning Workshop 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Workshop 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Learn more about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts and measurement through hearing the experiences of mentoring practitioners who participated in Sprockets' pilot of the Holistic Student Assessment (HSA), an SEL framework and measurement tool developed and supported by Harvard's PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education & Resilience. The pilot also focuses on the intentional practices of practitioners in formal and informal education settings (schools and youth development programs) to improve youth outcomes based on the assessment data.

Presented by Erik Skold (Director, Sprockets), Tanya Zwald (YA! Program Coordinator, CLUES), Stefan Van Voorst (Founder and Executive Director, One2One)

2016 Mentoring Caucus Presenter: Erik SkoldFor the past ten years, Erik Skold has been deeply involved in bringing learning experience for children and youth beyond the classroom. This set the sate well for his current role as Sprockets Director, where he works with schools, city governments, parks, libraries and many community-based organizations to develop and promote quality programming that supports young people as they strive to recognize and achieve their greatest potential. Erik, a former high school debate member, turned his enthusiasm for long hours spent in library research into pursuit of a master’s degree in youth development leadership from the University of Minnesota.



2016 Mentoring Caucus Presenter: Tanya ZwaldTanya Zwald is responsible for the direct outreach, planning, development, and coordination of the Youth in Action Program at CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio). In this role, she has been an active member of the Sprockets network and most recently participated in the Social Emotional Learning Cohort, implementing the Holistic Student Assessment within the YA! Program. She also serves as a member of the Program Services Council with the Mentoring Partnership of MN. Tanya has a B.A. in Spanish, Cultural Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA and a Certificate in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Minnesota. She is Latina and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Ms. Zwald has over ten years experience teaching, encouraging and motivating Latino children and serving their families, primarily as an Educational Assistant – Spanish Interpreter/Family Liaison for Wellstone Elementary in St. Paul Public Schools.


2016 Mentoring Caucus Presenter: Stefan Van VoorstStefan Van Voorst is the Founder and Executive Director of One2One. Stefan and his team developed a mentoring model in the Twin Cities that empowers youth through one-on-one relationships, increases the capacity and effectiveness of community institutions, and creates systems to provide continuous and cohesive support for young people. Started in 2012, One2One has quickly grown, developing programs in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as a YMCA. Van Voorst leads the strategic direction and loves building relationships with One2One’s students, mentors, teachers, principals, donors and community leaders