2012 National Mentoring Summit
2012 Summit Overview
The second annual National Mentoring Summit built on the overwhelming success of the inaugural Summit of 2011. MENTOR, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Harvard School of Public Health, the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and United Way Worldwide brought together major youth mentoring organizations, along with government, civic, research and corporate leaders, to evaluate best practices, review new research, chart the field’s future and fundamentally ensure that more youth receive quality mentoring.
The theme for the 2012 National Mentoring Summit was Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child, which captured the long-term benefits for young people, their mentors and their communities that an investment in quality mentoring can offer.
The 2012 Summit included:
An update on the Corporate Mentoring Challenge issued by the First Lady.
An update on The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, a partnership between the University of Massachusetts- Boston and MENTOR, announced at the 2011 Summit.
A keynote address by a champion of mentoring.
Presentation of the Mentor of the Year award.
The latest trends and analysis on mentoring presented by the field’s premier researchers.
Ninety-minute workshops highlighting: examples of best-practices programs; cutting-edge training tools and resources; innovations in financial sustainability and funding opportunities; collaborative partnerships, including corporate/community engagement; faith-based perspectives; and advocacy and organizing.
An evening reception held at the International Spy Museum for all Summit registrants.
to access Summit workshop presentations.
For information about the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, please click here
2012 Host Committee
2012 Honorary Host Committee
Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)