Speaker: Sarah Hemminger Sarah Hemminger founded the Incentive Mentoring Program in 2004. With several years of experience of nonprofit management and of advocacy and mentoring for at-risk teens, her expertise lies in the development, expansion, and replication of innovative, paradigm-shifting models of educational mentoring. Sarah has a deep understanding of the challenges that face today?s inner city youth in successfully completing high school and accessing higher education, and also of the ways that students and mentors can change not only their own lives but create a positive lasting impact on those around them. Her work is fundamentally different from established models of mentoring and sets the stage for a national model of mentoring. Sarah currently holds a fellowship from Echoing Green which supports social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. She has also received a fellowship from the Open Society Institute which supports community-based professionals in the Baltimore area. In 2010, Sarah received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from JHU for her work on the role of the cerebellum and the primary motor cortex on the time scales of consolidation of motor memory. Her research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Cerebral Cortex and she has lectured internationally on her work. Host: Anthony McCarthy For more than a decade McCarthy has been a constant voice in journalism, public policy circles, and Maryland's progressive faith community. Whether as the host of three award-winning radio talk shows, as an aide to numerous national and local political leaders, or as a national speaker and lecturer on contemporary political and social issues, McCarthy has been engaged in informing, empowering and improving his community. Find out more about Anthony McCarthy here: http://tedxbaltimore.com/speakers/ Organizer: Mel Brennan TEDxBaltimore's lead organizer, Mel is formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University (MD, USA) and is currently District Executive Center Director for Baltimore City with the Y of Central Maryland. A graduate of McDaniel College, Mel's doctoral work took place at the University of Stirling, Scotland UK, with a focus on human kinetics, human rights and Olympiads. Find out more about Mel Brennan here: http://www.ted.com/profiles/bio/id/447715 About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Webcast and Videos produced by Open Range Video. http://www.openrangevideo.com/Webcasting&WebVideos.html
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