National Mentoring Summit


National Mentoring Summit 2017



The seventh annual National Mentoring Summit will take place February 1-3, 2017 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown. The theme for the 2017 National Mentoring Summit is “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.”

The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, philanthropic investors and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country.


 Rate: $375


Through the Summit Fellowship Program, MENTOR will be offering a limited number of scholarships to mentoring practitioners making a deep impact in the field, but unable attend due to financial barriers. MENTOR’s inaugural Summit Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous support of Founding Summit Fellowship Sponsor AT&T.

Applications for the Summit Fellowship Program are now closed.


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State Street Corporation

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More of What You Need to Know



mentor capitol hill day logoCapitol Hill Day, capitalizes on the energy and knowledge of hundreds of passionate and experienced advocates attending the 2017 National Mentoring Summit. On February 1, Capitol Hill Day participants will meet with Senators and Representatives from their states about key bills and issues in Congress, and mentoring efforts happening in their communities. Participants arrive in Washington, DC by Tuesday, January 31 to participate in the Capitol Hill Day training.

MENTOR will train Capitol Hill Day participants to improve and establish relationships with their members of Congress and staff; educate legislators about their work back home, including possible challenges in their communities; and, encourage legislators to support key bills and federal programs.


Philanthropic Partnerships TrackEach year MENTOR invites the nation’s leading philanthropic investors in youth mentoring to connect and learn with hundreds of mentoring practitioners. Through interactive workshops and exclusive track programming, participants engage in meaningful dialog, peer to peer networking and invaluable idea exchanges aimed at accelerating solutions to close the mentoring gap in our country.

Rate: $425

Learn More & Register

The Road to the Summit webinar series will highlight exceptional Summit workshop proposals through three exciting webinars. Content within each 75 minute presentation will allow for a deeper dive into important mentoring topics that reflect the Summit theme of “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.”

Check out webinar dates and register now to be a part of this free learning opportunity that’ll offer you a sneak-peek of Summit workshops.

Building Youth Resilience Through School-Based Mentoring

Dr. Deneen Washington, Newark Public Schools Principal, will highlight “Between Sisters” a school-based female mentoring program that was designed to provide academic, emotional and social support to at-risk elementary school students. This webinar will provide an overview of this mentoring model by reviewing the six themes identified for establishing an effective mentoring program. The webinar will also provide an overview of the mentoring curriculum of Between Sisters that focused on the “whole child” development. When participants walk away from this webinar, they will understand the importance of leadership and student voice and how mentoring programs can provide the tools to enhance both competencies.

Monday, November 7, 2-3:15pm Eastern



Mentoring in the Face of Community Violence

It is the unfortunate reality that in too many communities, acts of violence and other traumatic events can touch the lives of young people. It is important that mentors and caring adults are equipped to support young people who have experienced or witnessed community violence. Mentoring programs have a responsibility to prepare mentors to be supportive of young people during times of community crisis as this relationship may be a vehicle to provide important support and allow for healing. Beth Fraster, Vice President & Chief Program Officer at Mass Mentoring Partnership, will provide participants with practical tools and strategies to support their community through traumatic events.

Wednesday, December 7, 1-2:15pm Eastern



Capitol Hill Day: Everything You Need to Know

Abbie Evans, Director of Government Relations at MENTOR, will host a live webinar specifically on Capitol Hill Day. The webinar will cover everything you need to know to prepare – or to help you decide to sign up! – for Capitol Hill Day. We will discuss how to prepare in advance to help highlight your important programs and the work you do every day. We will also help you prepare with information on priority bills, legislative issues, logistics, as well as what to wear and expect on Capitol Hill Day. We’ll be taking your questions live, so come prepared!

Thursday, January 12, 3:30-5pm Eastern


National Mentoring Summit 2016The 2016 National Mentoring Summit brought together nearly 1,000 individuals who represented the mentoring movement, including practitioners, researchers, MENTOR’s network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships, corporate partners, and government and civic leaders. The Summit once again provided an opportunity for attendees to advocate for mentoring during Capitol Hill Day.

This year’s Summit featured four plenary sessions and more than 60 workshops that explored the theme: Connection | Growth | Opportunity.  View full recordings of each plenary session, select workshop sessions, and photo highlights below.

Watch Plenaries  Watch Workshops  View Photos


In addition, check out photos from the Summit and the great social media messages shared leading up to and throughout this special event by viewing our National Mentoring Summit Storify!

Be sure to also check out the 2016 National Mentoring Summit Wrap Up for more details on the event’s success.


MENTOR is pleased to offer a range of National Mentoring Summit sponsorship opportunities. These sponsorships offer foundations and corporations opportunities to further their missions and philanthropic interests, while increasing their visibility to the mentoring community and to our Washington, DC host community.

Please contact Michele Lee, Development Associate, at 617-303-4613 if you are interested in sponsoring
the 2017 National Mentoring Summit.

MENTOR would like to thank all of the supporters of the 2017 National Mentoring Summit

Convened by

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Lead Sponsors


Bank of America
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Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsor

   Mustang Leadership Partners

Bronze Sponsor

First Niagara Foundation in partnership with Key Bank

Presenting Partners

Corporation for National & Community Service

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Supporting Partners


Advance the movement, register for the 2017 National Mentoring Summit!