Submitted by: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Posted: Sep 07, 2016 – 10:00 AM EST
BOSTON, Sep. 07 /CSRwire/ - Registration recently opened for the 2017 National Mentoring Summit offering expanded programming for philanthropic partners including corporations, foundations and individual donors. The Summit, convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, is the only national forum bringing together practitioners, researchers, public and private sector leadership, foundations and national youth-serving organizations
to explore and advance mentoring’s impact on young people.
The Summit is expected to draw over 1,000 participants, and the Philanthropic Partnerships Track will offer a more intimate opportunity for corporations, foundations and individual donors to connect with their peers who are investing and engaging in youth mentoring, participate in meaningful discussions with mentoring practitioners and researchers, and work collaboratively to generate solutions to help close the mentoring gap. The track will feature workshops presented by philanthropic partners currently engaged in mentoring on topics such as mentoring young men of color, collective impact, diverse corporate youth mentoring program models, mentoring program evaluation, and employee engagement.
Trina Scott, Assistant Director of Corporate Responsibility at EY, reflected on the 2016 Summit: “For the past four years, I’ve gained significant insights at the Summit. I’ve learned how others are addressing the challenges of our youth who do not have positive adult relationships, and together we’ve networked with thought leaders and shared best practices. One of my most inspiring experiences was participating in Capitol Hill Day last year. Summit participants sat down with elected officials to discuss the positive impact mentoring makes in young people’s lives and the roles of both government and the private sector to affect change.”
The 2016 National Mentoring Summit will take place February 1-3, 2016. All participants are welcome to participate in MENTOR’s Capitol Hill Day on February 1, where hundreds of mentoring advocates will meet with their Senators and Representatives to improve or establish relationships, educate legislators about their local work and community challenges, and encourage support of key bills and federal programs related to mentoring.
Registration for the Philanthropic Partnerships Track is now open at an early bird rate of $395 until October 3, after which it will increase to $425. This year’s Summit sponsors include Bank of America, EY, LinkedIn, and 3M. A summary of programming can be found here.
For more information or to explore sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristin Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is the unifying champion for quality youth mentoring in the United States. MENTOR’s mission is to close the “mentoring gap” and ensure our nation’s young people have the support they need through quality mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school, and ultimately, work. To achieve this, MENTOR collaborates with its network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships and works to drive the investment of time and money into high impact mentoring programs and advance quality mentoring through the development and delivery of standards, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art tools. Connect with MENTOR on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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