Methodologies of Mentorship: An Interview with Selena Wilson the new President of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Selena Wilson

Mentorship and development programs have come into vogue in the professional sphere, but these skills have been applied in youth centered programs for decades. Such programs, like the one Selena Wilson leads at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), help youth of color develop valuable life skills and form healthy relationships with role models. As more companies implement retention and professional development programs for their employees, Wilson offers transferable frameworks of co-created and collective leadership that companies can emulate. 


EOYDC is an organization that has been providing mentorship programs serving youth in the East Oakland community for 43 years. Selena Wilson, new in her position as CEO and President, has had a long history with the organization and with mentorship more broadly. She sat down with Bold Culture to share her experience with the organization and her vision for her leadership.


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