The fourth annual National Mentoring Summit was held on January 30 and 31, 2014, in Arlington, VA, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. This year’s featured speakers included legendary baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and NBC Meet the Press moderator David Gregory. Access the full press release.
The National Mentoring Summit is convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and host committee members the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Harvard School of Public Health, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and United Way Worldwide. It is the signature event for the national mentoring movement that will bring together 700 participants including, practitioners, researchers, corporate partners, government and civic leaders, national youth-serving organizations and the network of Mentoring Partnerships in a forum to explore and advance mentoring’s positive impact on individuals and communities.
The 2014 National Mentoring Summit theme was Mentoring Works focusing on how evidence-based quality mentoring relationships help young people succeed at home, in school and at work. Workshops and plenary sessions demonstrated the many ways in which mentoring works to support positive youth outcomes by showcasing innovative program models, emerging research, and the nuances across diverse youth populations.
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The sold-out 2013 National Mentoring Summit brought together nearly 700 mentoring stakeholders from across the nation, featured a diverse array of workshops from seasoned experts and included a Corporate and Philanthropic Leadership Session focused on strategies for deepening private sector volunteerism and investment in quality youth mentoring. View a recap of the 2013 National Mentoring Summit.