In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, MENTOR New York began a virtual panel series to address the most urgent needs of young people and assist programs as they consider and implement intentional strategies for wellness in this unprecedented time.
The next panel will be announced soon.
Leading with Intention in the Fight for Racial Justice: MENTOR Affiliate Leaders Look Within the Movement
AUGUST 5, 2020
Join Brenda Jimenez and MENTOR Affiliate CEOs of color from across the country as they discuss how the fight for racial justice and how self-reflection has impacted their leadership, what steps are they taking to support local programs and what changes need to happen in our movement to truly support anti-racism and elevate Black youth voices.
Aristede Hill, Mentoring Program Manager, The Governor's Prevention Partnership
Atrayus O. Goode, President & CEO, MENTOR North Carolina
Gary Graham, Sr. Director of Mentoring Initiative, United Way of Palm Beach County
LaNelle Ramey, M.A., Executive Director, MENTOR Greater Milwaukee
Lily Mendez, President & CEO, Mass Mentoring Partnership
Marcus L. Strother, President/CEO, MENTOR California
Paula Smith, Mentor Kansas Director, Kansas Volunteer Commission
Sadiq Ali, Executive Director, Maryland MENTOR
Thomas Owens CEO, MENTOR Newark
Tiffani Morrow, Sr. Manager, Youth Mentoring Partnership Foundation
Can Your Heart Really Drive Change: The Secrets of Leading and Working During Uncertain Times
JULY 15, 2020
Join Brenda Jimenez and panelist Glenn Thomas for a panel discussion providing insight on how leaders, managers and staff can truly embrace the demands of these uncertain and changing times. Join us with an open mind and heart and learn how you can be an effective and impactful heart-centered leader.
Glenn Thomas, author of "Heart Work: 19 Expressions of Heart-Centered Leaders"
Talking with Black and Brown Youth Amid Racial Injustice
JUNE 10, 2020
Join Brenda Jimenez, Dr. Rolanda L. Ward and Chotsani Williams West as they lead a discussion on how program leaders and youth development professionals can have an impactful conversation with the staff, young people and mentors on racial injustice, protests and police brutality.
Dr. Rolanda L. Ward, Ph.D., MSW, MDiv, Associate Professor of Social Work, Niagara University, Endowed Faculty Director, Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission
Chotsani Williams West, MA, Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Adelphi University
Creating Spaces for Wellness for Our Youth
JUNE 9, 2020
During this panel, Cicy George will present ideas and information on how youth development and mentoring programs can create spaces for wellness and instill self-care practices with the youth they serve.
Cicy George, Program Manager, HR Organizational Development, Northwell Health
Nurturing the Mental Health of Our Young People
MAY 20, 2020
Join us in our panel discussion where Dr. Roshnee Vázquez Barrett and Dr. Mariel Buqué will provide insight on how to navigate our own personal wellness, embrace our cultural humility and identify the coping language we will need to be the most powerful resource young people can have during this time and into the future.
Dr. Roshnee Vázquez Barrett, Psychologist, The Motherhood Center of New York
Dr. Mariel Buqué, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
DON'T MISS OUR OVERTIME SESSIONS
An hour never seems to be enough time! To ensure that all audience questions are answered, MENTOR New York created Mentoring Take Two: a separate, recorded session with each panel's expert presenters to leave no question unanswered. These sessions are not recorded live. Instead, the link to a recording is shared along with a link to the main panel discussion.