PIT’s Stan Ross to Speak at National Conference for Probation Officers

Positive Influence Team (PIT) Founder, Stan Ross, will speak at a National Conference for Probation Officers on August 15th in Cincinnati, OH. The event is held for Probation Officer Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs from KY, OH, IN, IL, WI, TN and MI. Stan will speak about PIT's mentoring program, and will introduce probationers that have participated in the program to discuss their positive experiences. Learn More

Stan Ross Featured in In Sickness and in Health podcast

Stan Ross was featured in Season 3, Episode 18 of the In Sickness and in Health, a podcast on health and social justice. This podcast is produced and hosted by Dr. Celine Gounder, ScM, FIDSA, Internist, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Specialist, Medical Journalist Dr. Gounder is the CEO/President/Founder of Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization. Episode 18 - Learn More

Positive Influence Team (PIT) Selected to Conduct Training Workshop at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC

PIT teaches fun and functional group mentoring techniques the non-profit organization developed for its program to help reduce youth bullying and gun violence. Positive Influence Team (PIT) announces its participation in a training workshop at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. The workshop is called “Fun and Functional Group Mentoring Techniques” and will help participants learn Learn More

Youth Gun Violence Fact Sheet from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

We found these stats on youth gun violence from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) very interesting, and wanted to share them. We especially liked evidence of an approach with growing research support that deters continued offending by providing varied responses to violent offenders including direct and repeated communication that stresses crime deterrence and coordination Learn More

President Obama Proclaims January National Mentoring Month

Are you a mentor? If not, maybe it's time to consider being one, and January just happens to be National Mentoring Month. National Mentoring Month is celebrating 14 years of spreading mentoring awareness in an effort to connect more of the nation’s young people with quality mentors. President Barack Obama has joined the efforts of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), the Harvard Learn More