MENTOR established the Philanthropic IMPACT Webinar Series in February 2017 to explore how philanthropic partners are accelerating the mentoring movement through Investments, Measurement, Partnerships, Activation, Collaboration and Training (IMPACT). This webinar series is designed for corporations, foundations and individual donors that are currently engaged in or interested in supporting the youth mentoring field. All IMPACT webinars are free to join, and links to register for upcoming webinars with full descriptions are posted below regularly. Make sure to check out recordings of the webinars along with supplemental resources in the archive section below. To access a YouTube playlist of all IMPACT webinars, click here.
With support from JPMorgan Chase, MENTOR is working on a supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ focused on workplace mentoring initiatives. This webinar provides a sneak peek at the latest research findings on this topic as well as tangible tips for strengthening workplace mentoring practices. The session was moderated by Daniel Horgan, Senior Director of Corporate Engagement at MENTOR and included Mike Garringer, Director of Research and Evaluation at MENTOR, among other panelists.
Presented by JPMorgan Chase and MENTOR, the December 2018 IMPACT Webinar featured our guide for mentors on engaging young men of color in conversations on masculinity. This webinar spotlighted takeaways from the guide and supported the audience in considering the importance of engaging in dialogue about the intersections of identity, power, and privilege centered on gender identity. Informed by research, practice and the experiences of young men from JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative, this webinar presented practical tips on how to support the development of cultures and relationships that encourage young men to explore expressions of masculinity in service of healthy decision making, self-development, and care for others.
Our October 2018 IMPACT webinar featured MENTOR Affiliates and their corporate partners to showcase the diverse ways that companies are supporting and engaging in the youth mentoring movement. We highlighted effective practices for building, managing and sustaining partnerships.
Our September 2018 IMPACT webinar will feature a variety of tools, resources and models that support corporate engagement in youth mentoring. We will highlight an on-the-go mobile learning app for youth from ASU, customer service training and credentialing opportunities from the National Retail Federation Foundation, and an Adopt-a-Class youth mentoring model engaging mentors from US Bank, Kroger, P&G, Merrill Lynch, Fifth Third Bank, Macy’s and more. There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.
The May 2018 IMPACT webinar will feature research-informed recommendations for mentoring programs with a science, technology, engineering and/or math focus. We will be previewing our latest supplement to Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ focused on STEM mentoring, highlighting examples of research-to-practice from some of the leading STEM mentoring programs across the country. There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.
Presented by: MENTOR & LinkedIn The April 2018 IMPACT webinar will feature LinkedIn Coaches which introduces youth to professional branding, networking and the LinkedIn platform. We’ll discuss how youth can create profiles, build networks and find jobs on LinkedIn, and we will explore how you might integrate this curriculum into your mentoring program. We will discuss partnership advice, target program outcomes and employee engagement tactics, leaving plenty of time for questions from webinar participants.
Presented by: The Raikes Foundation, City Year, and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership This month’s IMPACT webinar will explore how foundations, corporations and mentoring programs alike are focusing on growth mindset as a strategy to increase equity, relationships and impact. Growth mindset, a concept pioneered by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, is the belief that attributes, such as intelligence and abilities, can be developed and enhanced over time through hard work and practice, effective strategies, and input from others. Research shows that when people possess a growth mindset, they are more persistent with their effort and are better equipped to respond positively to adversity. With a growth mindset, we can make our organizations and programs more inclusive as well as enhance relationships among staff, mentors and mentees. Register today for this webinar to gain practical advice and be equipped with tangible tools to advance a growth mindset within your organization and mentoring programs. Panelists will share why growth mindset is a priority within their organizations and how they’ve intentionally fostered it within their teams and mentoring matches.
Presented by: MENTOR, Genentech and South San Francisco Unified School District This month’s IMPACT webinar will feature an innovative, STEM-focused public/private partnership between Genentech and the South San Francisco Unified School District. The partnership has created Futurelab, a science education mentoring program that inspires the next generation of scientists. With unique, hands-on programming designed to engage students in elementary, middle and high school, Futurelab fosters excitement for science in students, goes beyond the classroom to bring science to life, and empowers students with the tools and knowledge to pursue a career in science. In this webinar, leaders from Genentech and the South San Francisco Unified School District will discuss the origins of their partnership, provide a thorough overview of K-12 programming, and highlight how Futurelab is good for business and the community. We will discuss lessons learned, partnership advice, program outcomes and employee engagement tactics, leaving plenty of time for questions from webinar participants.
Presented by: MENTOR, Mentoring Works Washington / Costco This month’s IMPACT webinar will feature a pilot project called Opportunity Youth Thriving. With funding from the Schultz Family Foundation, MENTOR is working with the America’s Promise Alliance to create a new, national mentorship initiative that focuses on the extra support needed by Opportunity Youth, young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school and who do not have a job. The goal is to create and test quality mentor relationships and both community-based and business mentorship models that help these young people prepare for, secure, and meet their potential. We will provide an overview of the project and share some early lessons learned in the pilot related to cross-sector partnership, expanding webs of support for Opportunity Youth and preparing workplace supervisors to be effective managers and mentors of youth workers.
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Presented by: General Motors and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Join us to learn about General Motors’ intergenerational youth mentoring program called Student Corps. The program pairs teams of 10 high school interns with retired GM executives and college interns to plan and complete community service projects, primarily at neighborhood schools and parks. The students develop teamwork, leadership skills and a community service mindset while working as small start-ups, managing all aspects of their projects from budgeting, planning and problem solving to execution. Program leadership will share the business case for the program, the program design and the impact of the program since its launch in 2013.
Presented by Bank of America and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership This summer, thousands of youth will be entering the workplace through summer youth employment programs and internship initiatives. We have developed this webinar to support the managers of those youth, to prepare them with effective mentoring and management practices that will positively impact youth and the business. The tangible advice that we will share is rooted in the experiences of hundreds of Bank of America employee volunteers who mentor youth, helping to build their self-esteem, develop their leadership skills, and create access to enriching experiences. Considering that 1 in 3 youth are growing up in America today without a caring adult in their lives, managers have an incredible opportunity to change the trajectory of a young person’s life by welcoming them onto their teams, providing clear direction, offering them opportunities to gain new skills and experiences, and coaching them on how to succeed at work and in life. Great management is great mentoring.
Presented by State Street Corporation and Mass Mentoring Partnership In this webinar, we explore how State Street Corporation is using mentoring as a strategic tool in the design and execution of a signature corporate philanthropy program, Boston WINs (Workforce Investment Network). Boston WINs is a new innovative, venture philanthropy approach that provides major investments in five proven nonprofit programs focused on education and career development and couples that with the human capital of State Street to help improve outcomes for Boston’s opportunity youth. Webinar participants will gain an understanding of how State Street is partnering, both internally and externally, to reach these goals, while also focusing on corporate culture, employee engagement, and reputational enhancement. The panel will include State Street Corporation’s Corporate Citizenship team and the Mass Mentoring Partnership’s team who have been supporting State Street Corporation as they execute this new program. For more information on Boston WINs, visit www.statestreet.com/values/BostonWINs.
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