Register by Oct. 30th for a Chance to Win Two-Night Stay

Jennifer Merrill, Marketing & Communications Manager
October 21st, 2015
Posted In: Events, National Mentoring Summit

October 2015


Register for the Summit by October 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET and be entered to win one complimentary two-night hotel stay courtesy of the Renaissance Washington DC, Downtown where all Summit workshops and plenaries will be held.

This complimentary two-night stay is valued at $390.00 and the room can accommodate two guests. Please note, reservations are for conference dates only. Complete your Summit registration now to be entered to win.

* Incentive Terms and Conditions
As an incentive for timely registration for the 2016 National Mentoring Summit, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership will randomly select one person who has submitted a complete Summit registration during the giveaway period and provide to that person one (1) Two-Night Stay at Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown. The winner must call the hotel directly to make reservations. Rooms are subject to availability. The National Mentoring Partnership (“MENTOR” or “organization”) will conduct the giveaway (the “giveaway”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows: 1. Only legal U.S. residents with a valid Social Security number at the time of entry are eligible to participate in the giveaway. Employees, agents, board members, representatives, or affiliates of MENTOR sponsors, and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren and cohabiting significant others. 2. The giveaway will begin on October 14, 2015 and will end on October 28, 2015 at 5:00PM ET (the “giveaway period”). 3. There is one way to enter this giveaway: Register to attend the 2016 National Mentoring Summit by going to www.mentoring.org/summit and pay the applicable registration fee. Participants are not eligible to win until their registration has been submitted and the registration fee has been paid. 4. On or about November 13, 2015, one (1) registrant will be randomly selected from all eligible entries as potential Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Stay winner. If MENTOR determines that the registrant is not eligible to receive the prize, in the organization’s sole judgment and discretion, another registrant will be randomly selected for eligibility consultation, and this process will continue on until such time as an eligible candidate is found and delegated as the winner. In the unlikely event that no registrants are found to meet the specifications, then the prize will go un-awarded.


  • I would like information on becoming a mentoring affiliate. My organization is Project Bro Bro and we serve adolescent males of color in the East Bay Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano in the State of California.

    Please contact us as we would love to partner to serve our boys of color. We have a great program with empowerment, mindfulness and one to one mentoring.

    • Sam Hawes says:

      Dear Kimberly:

      Thank you for reaching out to MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and for your interest in youth mentoring. MENTOR is the unifying champion of youth mentoring in the US. We aim to increase the quantity and quality of mentoring relationships through advocacy, public awareness, and the development and delivery of resources, standards, and research. There are many ways in which you can connect to MENTOR and utilize our resources to expand your knowledge of and engagement with the youth mentoring movement:

      • Contact your local Mentoring Partnership: MENTOR works collaboratively with a network of Mentoring Partnerships that support the local mentoring field in their state or region through four core functions: mentoring program capacity building, stakeholder engagement, data collection, and public awareness and advocacy. View our list of Mentoring Partnerships and contact the one in your area for local mentoring resources and opportunities.

      • List your program in the Mentoring Connector. The Mentoring Connector is a free service and the only database of its kind designed to help quality youth mentoring programs across the US recruit volunteer mentors. Programs meeting baseline quality standards as outlined in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ will be added to the publicly‐searchable referral database. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recruit new mentors by adding your mentoring program to the new Mentoring Connector. Learn more and add your program listing.

      • Request technical assistance through the National Mentoring Resource Center: In 2013, the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) selected MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to develop the National Mentoring Resource Center. This clearinghouse of resources for mentoring practitioners includes the availability of no-cost technical assistance, provided in order to help mentoring programs receive customized support and implement quality practices. Learn more here.

      • Access MENTOR’s reports on mentoring – from needs statements to how-to’s to the impact of mentoring, including: The Mentoring Effect, a report commissioned by MENTOR that is the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring; “Mentoring: at the crossroads of education, business and community,” a report released by EY and MENTOR that makes the business case for mentoring; and three issue briefs that highlight mentoring’s impact on violence prevention, education and workforce development.

      • Access free resources about evidence-based practices in mentoring: MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, 4th Edition outlines research-based practices for starting and operating an effective mentoring program. The Elements and accompanying Checklist and Toolkit are all available for free download on the MENTOR website, along with a resource library in which you can search by topic for specific research and publications related to mentoring.

      • Attend webinars in the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series: This free monthly webinar series highlights different topics and features prominent experts sharing their knowledge through informative dialogue. It is an excellent way to connect to mentoring practitioners and researchers across the country. You can view past webinars and register for upcoming webinars on the MENTOR website.

      • Sign up to receive the MENTOR Minute: MENTOR’s monthly newsletter is an excellent way to stay connected and engaged with the mentoring field. From mentoring news to local training opportunities and policy updates, the MENTOR Minute is a unique monthly compilation for the national mentoring field.

      • Connect on social media: Follow us on Twitter and like our page on Facebook to engage with the mentoring movement and receive real-time updates on news and current events related to mentoring.

      • Visit the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring: The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is a collaborative effort between MENTOR and the University of Massachusetts Boston and is a leading research hub for furthering evidence-based mentoring. The Chronicle is the Center’s online publication dedicated to facilitating dialogue between researchers and practitioners around emerging research.

      • Adopt MentorCore as your program’s database: MENTOR worked with CiviCore, a leading technology developer for nonprofits, to create a program management and evaluation platform geared specifically to meet the day-to-day needs of mentoring programs. MENTOR informed the development of this cost-effective platform with the evidence-based practices outlined in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ to help build, operate, and track mentoring programs across the country. MentorCore is regularly updated in response to feedback from mentoring programs.

      Again, thank you for reaching out to MENTOR. Please contact us with any additional questions about our organization or how you can become involved in the youth mentoring movement!

  • Good afternoon My name is Francis Francois. I am the Mentoring Coordinator at Florida Memorial University. My mentors work with 3rd – 5th Grade “At-Risk” boys at a local, low-performing elementary school. Can you please forward me information on how we could become an affiliate

    • MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership says:

      Dear Francis:

      Thank you for your inquiry, and I want to commend your efforts to have a positive impact on your local mentoring field.

      MENTOR works closely with a current network of Mentoring Partnerships throughout the country. Mentoring Partnerships (affiliates) are organizations that perform some or all of the following services:

      • Mentoring program capacity building – supporting new and existing mentoring programs, promoting quality practices, and fostering long-term sustainability
      • Stakeholder engagement – engaging private and public stakeholders to increase volunteers and resources for the local mentoring field
      • Data collection – collect data on a regular basis on both the prevalence and quality of local mentoring efforts
      • Public awareness and advocacy – expand public and private investment in mentoring by positioning mentoring as a key strategy to positive youth development

      If you have already determined that there is not a Mentoring Partnership in your area (view our current list of Mentoring Partnerships) and continue to be interested in developing a Mentoring Partnership, please let us know the kind of foundational work you have completed, and we will be in touch regarding next steps.

      However, I encourage you to first reach out to Mentor Center of Palm Beach County, which works to support mentoring programs in your area. This Mentoring Partnership helps build the capacity of the local mentoring field through training, technical assistance, and awareness-raising, and they will be able to provide local knowledge about funding opportunities. Several Mentoring Partnerships directly administer grants to mentoring programs, and many Mentoring Partnerships work to promote and share funding opportunities with programs in their region. Visit their website at http://www.unitedwaypbc.org/.

      Again, thank you for reaching out to MENTOR. Please contact us with any additional questions about our organization or how you can become involved in the youth mentoring movement!

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