AAEA has recently made engaging younger members a priority in an effort to ensure the long-term stability of the association. This has resulted in initiatives including cheaper membership rates for graduate students, a new member type for young professionals, and the young professionals networking reception in Pittsburgh, which received quite a bit of positive feedback.
Along these lines, a year ago then AAEA President Tom Hertel organized a task force to investigate mentorship within AAEA. The task force presented a white paper to the AAEA Executive Board last month, which you can download below. The board is reviewing the suggestions of the task force and will be working to support mentorship within the association over the next few years.
You can learn more by reading the AAEA White Paper on Mentoring. AAEA appreciates the hard work of the members of the task force, particularly Mariah Ehmke who served as its chair.