Capitol Hill Day

MENTOR provides a unified public voice in Washington, DC, 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 2019 National Mentoring Summit? Join hundreds of your colleagues on January 30, 2019 for the fifth 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 29, 2019 2:00-5:00 PM: Advocacy Workshop (training, activities, networking, and materials to prepare you for Congressional visits)
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Capitol Hill Day!
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 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 2019 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, DC. To receive the call action on Virtual Capitol Hill Day, make sure you’re signed up to receive MENTOR’s Advocacy alerts here.

Questions

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

 *If you have already registered for the 2019 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.

Capitol Hill Day Resources

*Resources will continue to be updated so check back for more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: No, Capitol Hill Day falls during the day on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. 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, Jan. 29) 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 29, 2019 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.

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