Capitol Hill Day

Thank you for making
Capitol Hill Day 2020 a success!

Congratulations to 2020 Capitol Hill Day Contest Winners
Sara Haile from Maryland and Rodney Webb from Kentucky

MENTOR provides a unified public voice in Washington, D.C., for the youth mentoring movement.

Our federal advocacy efforts are all the more dynamic when the movement mobilizes and demonstrates the broad yet deep impact mentoring has in individual communities.

Attending the 2020 National Mentoring Summit? Join hundreds of your colleagues on January 29, 2020 for the sixth annual Capitol Hill Day by signing up to participate when you register for the Summit*. This important advocacy event brings Members of Congress and their staff face to face with mentors, advocates, professionals, and researchers to talk about critical issues facing the nation’s young people and the legislation and policies they can help implement to expand access to quality mentoring opportunities.

Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:00 – 5:00 PM: Advocacy Workshop (training, activities, networking, and materials to prepare you for Congressional visits)
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Capitol Hill Day!
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Summit Welcome Reception (on Capitol Hill)

Information about Capitol Hill Day will be emailed to registered participants beginning in December. Each Capitol Hill Day participant will attend two webinars to prepare for the event, these dates and times will be emailed from your State Captain.

Virtual Capitol Hill Day

Not able to attend the 2020 National Mentoring Summit in person this year? Good news! You can still participate in Capitol Hill Day from home. Virtual Capitol Hill Day participants will be able to send messages to their Members of Congress via MENTOR’s Advocacy page to support their colleagues in Washington, D.C.. To receive the call action on Virtual Capitol Hill Day, make sure you’re signed up to receive MENTOR’s Advocacy alerts here.


Interested participants can e-mail Abbie Evans and Adriane Alicea with questions concerning Capitol Hill Day.

*If you have already registered for the 2020 National Mentoring Summit but did not opt-in to participate in Capitol Hill Day or if you will not be attending the Summit but would like to attend Capitol Hill Day, email Adriane Alicea and ask to be added to the list of participants. Please provide your full address (including zip code) and preferred t-shirt size in your email.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: No, Capitol Hill Day falls during the day on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The Summit kicks off at the Welcome Reception Wednesday evening.

Answer: Registered participants will begin receiving emails from their Capitol Hill Day State Captain as early as December. You can expect communications weekly in January.

Answer: Capitol Hill Day participants and meetings are organized by state and congressional districts. During the Advocacy Workshop (Tuesday, January 28) participants are organized by state to strategize for meetings and network with their colleagues. On Capitol Hill Day, each participant may have a different set of meetings due to who represents them in Congress (however all of their meetings will be with members of Congress from their state).

Answer: Email Adriane Alicea and ask to be added to the list of participants. Please provide your full home address (including zip code) and preferred t-shirt size in your email.

Answer: MENTOR schedules all congressional meetings for Capitol Hill Day. Please do not contact your congressional office to schedule a meeting, as this may duplicate and confuse our efforts.

Answer: On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, MENTOR will provide an in-person Advocacy Workshop that will provide you everything you need to know to prepare for Hill Day including materials, logistics and t-shirts. Your State Captain will also reach out to you via email to provide dates and times for two training webinars.

Answer: Buses will take Capitol Hill Day participants from the Summit hotel to Capitol Hill.

Answer: Participation in Capitol Hill Day is included in your Summit registration.

Answer: Yes, email Abbie Evans with your full name and new t-shirt size. We order t-shirts in early January and will do our very best to accommodate your request.

Congressional Resource Sheets

The sheets below list only members of Congress who are on legislative committees relevant to mentoring policy, or who have co-sponsored mentoring legislation.

Please note: The United States Congress is still in the process of assigning Members of Congress to Committees; this list will be updated often before Capitol Hill Day, please check back. This information will also be uploaded into your Capitol Hill Day App the weekend before the Summit.

*No U.S. Department of Justice funds are used to support Capitol Hill Day.