National Mentoring Summit Offers Exclusive Sessions for Corporate, Philanthropic Partners

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
August 23rd, 2017
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As originally featured on CSRWire.

BOSTON, Aug. 23  – On January 24, mentoring takes center stage in Washington, D.C. when nearly 1,000 youth mentoring practitioners, researchers, advocates, corporate partners, philanthropists, government and civic leaders and national and local youth-serving organizations will gather for the eighth annual National Mentoring Summit.  The event features a Philanthropic Partnerships Track, a unique series of networking and learning sessions designed exclusively for corporate and philanthropic attendees.

Three keynote sessions and more than 100 individual workshops will explore this year’s theme of “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement”.  Highlights of the Philanthropic Partnerships Track include:

  • Leveraging Technology to Drive Mentoring Impact and Capacity, a session exploring how technology is supporting students on their path to college and maximizing employee engagement, featuring real-life examples from Deloitte, Strive for College, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta, and TechBridge.

  • Scaling Alternative Talent Pathways: A Salesforce and Year Up Case Study, a session focused on the role that philanthropic partnerships can play in building alternative talent pathways and the role of managers in the learning and development, coaching and professional success of interns. 

  • Maximizing Engagement and Impact Through Intergenerational Youth Mentoring, a session that will share the business case, program design and impact of General Motors’ Student Corps program, which hires Detroit-area high school students as summer interns to serve and improve their communities under the guidance of GM retirees and local college students.  

“The most valuable part of our Summit experience was the ability to network with groups and individuals we would never otherwise meet to share ideas and collaborate. A lot of this happened naturally but conversations started out of the fact that there was a Philanthropic Partnerships Track and the luncheon which purposely brought the group together,” said Matt Ybarras of General Motors, an attendee at last year’s National Mentoring Summit and a presenter in this year’s Philanthropic Partners Track.

 “The National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR, is unparalleled in its ability to bring multiple sectors together to examine the critical topic of youth mentoring, while also providing exclusive space for corporations and foundations to connect and dig deep,” said Allison Solomon of Deloitte, an attendee and sponsor of past Summits. “The Philanthropic Partnership Track breakout sessions were highly interactive and engaging – I not only made new contacts in this space, but brought back very tangible best practices to our firm’s mentoring programs.”

This signature event for the youth mentoring movement is convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. Registration is now open.

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About MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
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 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.