MENTORING MATTERS CONFERENCE
On Friday, April 1, 2022, the 19th Annual Mentoring Matters Conference presented by PSEG Long Island virtually convened nearly one hundred of New York's mentoring and youth development professionals. The conference went Back to the Basics, covering best and innovative practices in the field, addressing emerging challenges, and exploring how to adapt to increase capacity now and in the future.
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Leadership in Uncertain Times (panelists)
Creating Spaces of Belonging for Disabled Young People (presenter)
Invitation to Expression: How We Hold Space and Build Relationships from a Teaching Artist Perspective (presenter)
Youth Inclusive Board Culture (presenter)
Equity in Mentoring Relationships: Program Practitioner Strategies for Building Inclusive Communities (presenter)
Keynote Fireside Chat
All-star Exclusive: Championing Self-Care and Self-Advocacy for Young People (panelists)
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE CONFERENCE
Keynote & Youth Panels
To lift voices in our field.
Centering on authentic relationship-driven approaches with equity and joy as the foundation.
To reflect on, inform, and develop practice.
Through facilitation and participation, practitioners will apply knowledge to real-life situations through case studies and professional discussion to improve their skills and toolkit to bring back to their organizations.
Fireside Chat Sessions
To elevate promising practices in the field.
Featured organizations will briefly present work advancing nonprofit capacity or positive outcomes directly for young people. Attendees will have an opportunity following each presentation to informally engage in Q&A with the presenters.