Mentoring Matters Conference

MENTOR New York has hosted the Mentoring Matters Conference on Long Island for 15 years, and our 16th conference will

be held in 2019, on March 14 and March 15. To accompany our recent expansion into Western New York, we will be hosting a

conference in Buffalo in 2019 as well!

Get Ready for 2019...

See photos from last year's conference!

About the Conference

For 15 years, the Mentoring Matters Conference has been one of the region’s most notable opportunities to bring timely, relevant and compelling information to mentoring programs, educators, youth-serving professionals, mentors and families. The first day of the conference is for youth development and mentoring professionals and the second is for middle-school-aged youth in mentoring programs. 

Professionals' Day


With presentations and workshops facilitated by leaders in the youth development and mentoring fields, attendees end the day with usable tools, new knowledge and exciting new connections. Panel discussions will address timely and impactful issues facing youth in your community.

Early Bird tickets will go on sale in early November 2018. 

Youth Day


Youth Day is a full-day, college-emergence experience for youth to explore their passions and look toward successful futures. Attendees will enjoy interactive goal setting activities, Q&A sessions with current college students, specialized workshops of their choice and an exciting keynote presentation.

This event is free and open to mentoring programs. For more information, please contact our office

 Thank You to Our 2018 Conference Sponsors

Our conference is possible due to our committed partners and volunteers.


LIU Post

For the past 14 years, Long Island University Post has generously hosted our two-day conference. Their state-of-the-art facilities have provided a comfortable, interactive learning environment for the professionals and youth that attend.


In 2014, AT&T became our Presenting sponsor. Since then, they have supported Mentor New York in our endeavor to create a space for professional development and discussion of best practice amongst youth development professionals and mentoring program coordinators. With their help, we have been able to provide youth in mentoring programs throughout Long Island communities and New York State with the opportunity to experience a college community and understand leadership development.