Torie Weiston-Serdan is a scholar and practitioner with over eleven years of teaching and youth programming experience. She received her Ph.D. in Education from the Claremont Graduate University and has dedicated her life and career to teaching and mentoring young people in her community. As a scholar, Torie examines how marginalized and minoritized youth are served by mentoring and youth development programs. She also founded the Youth Mentoring Action Network, a burgeoning non-profit in Southern California.
"This is a brilliant book. It is also an extremely useful one. Torie Weiston-Serdan has accomplished the great achievement of writing something that is immediately accessible, deeply thoughtful and theoretically-engaged, and of practical use to all those engaged in youth mentoring. It is also beautifully written. 'Critical Mentoring' has the potential to change the paradigms of practice in the field." - Professor Viv Ellis, School of Education, Communication and Society, King's College London