I felt as if what was said during the conference was so validating for us—to have outside sources saying things about how important it is for organizations to prioritize youth voice and choice.
Zoë Auerbach, Program Manager, CHIME and Young Leaders
About the Conference
Join us for a day filled with valuable insights at the 21st annual Mentoring Matters Conference. Explore current trends, challenges, and best practices in youth development, with a focus on building a brighter future for the next generation.
This year's theme, 'Mentoring Can Do That,' spotlights the impact of mentorship on key issues for our young people, from loneliness and mental health to the pursuit of racial equity.
Keynote and youth panels center on authentic relationship-driven approaches to mentoring—with equity and joy as the foundation.
Connect and learn with fellow youth-serving professionals, as practitioners share and apply their expertise to real-life situations.
More speakers to be announced soon.
2023 Panel Highlight
Celebrating and Centering Youth and Community
In this engaging discussion, our panel emphasizes the importance of meeting young people and their communities "where they are." Gain insights into effective engagement, messaging, and youth-led strategies that foster meaningful and transformative mentoring relationships.
Check out the MENTOR NY blog for more past conference highlights.