THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL

MENTORING MATTERS CONFERENCE

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Join us virtually on Friday, April 16, 2021. 

The 18th annual Mentoring Matters Conference will focus on Collective Courage as a catalyst for increasing racial justice and equity and creating spaces of joy for young people. 2020 proved that relationships fuel our existence and allowing inequity to continue is unacceptable. For the professionals who work with and serve young people, now is the time to be courageous and take action toward an equitable future.

 

At the conference, you will have the space to learn, reflect, reassess and redirect your work in ways that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are a driving force. Buy your ticket now.

COLLECTIVE COURAGE

What if everyone had the courage and confidence to identify and call out racial inequity? What if everyone committed to disrupting systems of oppression and rebuilding with equity?  

The virtual 2021 Mentoring Matters Conference will convene courageous changemakers in the mentoring and youth development field. Together, we'll tackle hard conversations about racial inequity and systems of oppression to create actionable change that results in the infusion of joy and equity in all spaces where young people live, learn, work, and play.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The virtual conference will be hosted on the Whova app and utilize Zoom for all sessions. 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:20 AM - 11:50 AM

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

12:45 PM - 1:15PM

1:20PM - 2:50 PM

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

 3:45PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome & Keynote

Morning Workshops

Plenary

Networking Lunch

Afternoon Workshops

Plenary 

Closing

*All times are in Eastern. 

 

BUY YOUR TICKET

Buy your early bird ticket at $25! Early bird sales end on Friday, March 26th at 5:00PM EDT.

 

Full price tickets cost $40 and all sales end on Tuesday, April 13th at 5:00PM EDT.

If you have any trouble purchasing your ticket through the Eventbrite window above, please use the link below to purchase your ticket directly off the Eventbrite website.

 

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

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More speakers to be announced soon.

 
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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

 

Convened by MENTOR New York

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Presenting Sponsor

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Community Partner Co-Hosts

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CONFERENCE HISTORY 

For 17 years, the Mentoring Matters Conference has served as one of New York State's most notable opportunities to bring timely, relevant and compelling information to mentoring programs, educators, youth-serving professionals, mentors, and families. 

 

With limited low-cost professional development opportunities available for teachers, social workers, youth development professionals, and mentoring practitioners, MENTOR New York's conference creates an affordable option for professionals to come together for peer-sharing, networking, and learning of the best practices and latest research in mentoring and youth development.

The conference has been hosted on Long Island for 17 years and, in 2019, an additional conference was held in Niagara County to allow for participation from the Western New York mentoring community.

Due to the global pandemic, the conference planned for Western New York in 2020 was canceled.

RECAP OF THE 2020 CONFERENCE

Welcome Remarks
Welcome Remarks

CEO Brenda Jimenez making opening remarks at the 2020 Mentoring Matters Conference

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

Panel with SPEAK Mentorship Executive Director Hetal Jani

Keynote
Keynote

Keynote presented by Nadia Jean-Francois from ERASE Racism

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Welcome Remarks

CEO Brenda Jimenez making opening remarks at the 2020 Mentoring Matters Conference

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The 2020 Mentoring Matters Conference was hosted at LIU Post in Long Island and focused on Elevating Youth Voice. See event photos above or check out our Facebook Album