The ninth annual National Mentoring Summit will take place
January 30-February 1, 2019
at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown.
The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country.
Questions about the Summit? Send them to Summit@mentoring.org or call 857-304-0846
The 2019 National Mentoring Summit features more than 80 workshops that explore our annual theme, “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” This year’s workshops offer a versatile array of prevalent topics such as mentoring immigrant youth, how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth with mental health challenges. Workshop sessions showcase exemplary program models, collaborations, research, and innovations that have positive implications for strengthening the mentoring field. There will be three workshop sessions on Thursday, January 31 and two workshop sessions on Friday, February 1, 2019. Please browse the workshops here as you will be asked to select your workshops during registration.
The 2019 National Mentoring Summit will feature six tracks that highlight specific areas of interest! These tracks will enable attendees to easily register for workshops most applicable to a specific area of focus and will provide enhanced networking opportunities through designed opportunities to connect to others in the same track. This year’s tracks are: Advocacy, Philanthropic Partnerships, Culturally Specific Practices, Research, Supporting the Mentoring Match, and Non-Profit Management. View all sessions below or select a topic to view a sampling of workshop options.
The National Mentoring Summit attracts presenters who are leaders in the field of mentoring. The Summit highlights the work of researchers, mentoring practitioners, corporate and philanthropic partners, and mentoring advocates. See a list of this year’s presenters here.
The 2019 National Mentoring Summit will take place January 30 – February 1, 2019 at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown. Rooms are offered at a discounted rate of only $209 per night plus tax. Every year the hotel has reached capacity, so book today!
ADDRESS: 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Stay onsite in the middle of all the action- book your room now.
Answer: The Welcome Reception for attendees of the National Mentoring Summit will occur on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 PM on Capitol Hill! More information on specific location to come. We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, DC at this fun event with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and lots of networking!
Answer: Through the Summit Fellowship Program, MENTOR will be offering a limited number of professional development scholarships to mentoring practitioners who are making a deep impact in the field, but are unable to attend the National Mentoring Summit due to financial barriers. Fellows will receive complimentary admission to the National Mentoring Summit, a $1,000 travel and accommodations stipend, and access to exclusive networking opportunities. Fellows are responsible for booking and managing their own travel and lodging and assume any additional costs that may be incurred. Approximately 10-15 Fellows will be selected pending funding for the Program. Applications open on August 1, 2018 and close on September 1, 2018. Eligible applicants must be a full time employee for a mentoring program that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Organizations must be based in the United States, in operation for at least 3 years and have an annual mentoring program budget (not organization budget) of $150,000 or less. Prior to submission, applicants must submit a request for their organization to be listed in the Mentoring Connector if they aren’t listed already. Only one applicant per organization will be selected. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by September 25, 2018. If you have additional questions, please contact Melissa English.
Answer: Yes, please register via our website, there is an option to request an invoice and pay by check. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Answer: The Early Bird registration rate of $345 will be available from August 22 to October 1. After this date, registration will be $395. The Philantropic Partnership Track Early Bird rate is $425 until October 1, and will then increase to $450.
Answer: Yes, you may still opt-in to participate in Capitol Hill Day. Please contact us at email@example.com
Answer: This site will be updated regularly with Summit information, including:
Answer: Parking is available at the Renaissance Washington D.C. hotel at the rate of $35.00 per day. There are also several open-air parking lots adjacent to the hotel (rates vary).
Answer: The refund policy is as follows:
Answer: Unfortunately, no. The Philanthropic Partnerships Track is for corporations, foundations, and individual donors and offers two events exclusive to this target audience. The track was created this way to respond to feedback from our philanthropic partners that they would like a few exclusive peer-to-peer networking opportunities. We have worked hard to strike a balance between this request and the desire from both our philanthropic and nonprofit partners to offer increased opportunities for the two audiences to learn from each other. That is why all the workshops recommended for this track are also open to all Summit attendees through the general registration process.
Answer: Yes, when you register for the Philanthropic Partnerships Track you will have access to all 80+ workshops offered at the Summit. You can choose from those featured as part of the track or select any others that may be more relevant or interesting to you.
The National Mentoring Summit is strengthened by a diverse group of Sponsors and Exhibitors. MENTOR is pleased to offer a range of National Mentoring Summit sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. These opportunities offer foundations, corporations and organizations the chance to further their missions and philanthropic interests, while increasing their visibility to the national mentoring community and to the local Washington, DC host community.
Please contact Samantha Alves, Institutional Giving Manager, at 617-303-1803 for more information.
Each year, MENTOR invites the nation’s leading philanthropic investors and partners in youth mentoring and those interested in exploring the issue further to connect and learn with hundreds of mentoring practitioners, policy makers, researchers and community leaders. Through interactive workshops and exclusive track programming, participants engage in meaningful discussions, peer to peer networking and invaluable idea exchanges aimed at accelerating solutions to close the mentoring gap in our country.
Early Bird: $425 | Standard: $450
Note: The Philanthropic Partnerships Track is for corporations, foundations and individual donors only. This track offers two events exclusive to this track’s target audience, however all workshops are open to any attendee through general registration. If you are a nonprofit professional interested in attending some of these workshops, you should register using the general registration process. For more information contact Kristin Howard, Senior Director of Development.
On January 30, 2019, MENTOR will convene leaders in the youth mentoring field at an invitation-only Excellence in Mentoring Awards Dinner to kick off the National Mentoring Summit. At this pre-Summit dinner hosted by our Board of Directors, we will honor champions of mentoring with the annual Excellence in Mentoring Awards.
2019 Nominations Open: September 12, 2018
2019 Nominations Close: October 12, 2018
Excellence in Mentoring Awards will be presented in four categories:
You are welcome to submit more than one nomination, but you must fill out a separate application for each individual nomination. Nominators and Nominees will be notified if they were selected as one of this year’s honorees by mid-November.
The Summit Fellowship Program is a professional development and scholarship program for mentoring practitioners who are making a deep impact in the field, but are unable to attend the National Mentoring Summit due to financial barriers.
The application for the 2019 Summit Fellowship Program is now closed.
Selected Fellows will receive:
For more information:
Contact Melissa English at firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Hill Day (CHD) is a training and advocacy event that capitalizes on the energy and knowledge of hundreds of passionate leaders attending the 2019 National Mentoring Summit. CHD participants will meet with Senators and Representatives from their states to discuss key bills and issues in Congress and the mentoring efforts happening in their communities. This is a great way to advocate for the importance of mentoring, elevate the critical work happening in your community, and ensure that our movement receives funding and support. We strongly encourage all Summit attendees to also attend Capitol Hill Day.
We request that all Capitol Hill Day participants attend the Advocacy Workshop on Tuesday afternoon. At the Workshop, participants will learn and discuss advocacy strategies, strengthen understanding of federal policy priorities, and collaborate with colleagues to prepare for your meetings. If you have any questions about Capitol Hill Day, please contact Abbie Evans or Adriane Alicea.
Read about the 2018 Summit Fellows here.
MENTOR would like to thank all of the supporters of the 2019 National Mentoring Summit
Mr. R. Bradford Evans
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A
Angus Worthing and Margaret Taylor
We are proud to welcome the following exhibitors committed to serving the youth mentoring movement! Get to know each organization by visiting their exhibitor booth during the Summit.