Youth mentoring: Does it
The fantasy realm is dotted with great mentors. Good thing,
too. If pitted against a dragon or foul-tempered ogre, it
sure wouldn't hurt having a Merlin, Albus Dumbledore or
Gandalf as a counsel.
In the real world, life guides are also
needed, especially for the young, says Tina Cheng, director
of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the Johns
Hopkins Children's Center. Cheng says that in a society
where unintentional injury, homicide and suicide are the
leading causes of death among those ages 15 to 24,
mentoring isn't just about giving good advice; it's
Merrill commits $4 million for strategic
studies center at SAIS
Publisher and diplomat Philip Merrill has committed $4
million to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
International Studies to establish the Philip Merrill
Center for Strategic Studies.
The new center will strengthen and expand
the Washington school's strategic studies program, which
focuses on the role and nature of military force in world
"In so many trouble spots around the
world, we're not at war, but we certainly aren't at peace,"
Merrill said. "Understanding how political and military
affairs intersect is essential in dealing with today's
ambiguous, shifting situations."
The Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218