Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, the Corporate Mentoring Challenge promotes and recognizes private-sector engagement and support of quality youth mentoring as a key strategy to connecting young people to social and economic opportunities while building a stronger 21st-century workforce.
Private sector businesses are uniquely positioned to make an impact through mentoring in the communities where they are located. They have not only financial resources, but also a pool of caring adults who can model positive attitudes, intellectual curiosity, compassion for others and the determination to succeed – characteristics young people need in order to achieve success. In return for these investments, businesses see increased employee productivity, improved morale and retention of employees, and positive community relations.
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service have also supported the Corporate Mentoring Challenge as part of President Obama’s ongoing efforts to have the administration serve as a catalyst of cross-sector initiatives to help all youth achieve their full potential.
Corporate Mentoring Challenge Honor Roll
These businesses have demonstrated a commitment to quality youth mentoring, since the Challenge was launched in 2011, through their financial investments and initiatives to engage and empower employees to mentor.
Each year, at the National Mentoring Summit, we recognize Corporate Mentoring Challenge Honorees for their contributions to connecting young people to meaningful relationships.Join the Honor Roll
Corporate Investments in Mentoring
Private sector businesses are uniquely positioned to make an impact through mentoring in the communities where they are located. Learn how these businesses are doing their part to help advance the mentoring movement and close the mentoring gap.