Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Preview Webinar: Social and Emotional Development in Early Adolescence

Join us at 10:00 CDT on Monday, August 26th for a special preview webinar for the upcoming MENTOR publication, "Social and Emotional Development in Early Adolescence: Tapping into the Power of Relationships and Mentoring." This product, generously supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, explores the intersections of mentoring and social emotional learning (SEL) and features case studies and a research overview, as well as recommendations for researchers, practitioners, and funders and policymakers. Joining us will be major project contributors Bernadette Sánchez, Ph.D, from DePaul University, and Jason Cascarino, President of Cascarino Ventures, a nonprofit consulting firm, and former CEO of Spark.

Thursday, August 26 │ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM CDT │Register Here

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Chicago Mentoring Collaborative Conference
Aug
28
8:30 AM08:30

Chicago Mentoring Collaborative Conference

  • DePaul University, Schmitt Academic Center 154 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Building Community and Nurturing Resilience": Essential tools for creating and sustaining effective mentoring programs for males of color

Join a community of Chicago-based practitioners in exploring asset-based approaches to mentoring male youth of color.

Participants can expect to learn best practices in launching, sustaining, and innovating mentoring programs that lead to effective outcomes.

Mentoring practitioners across the K-16 spectrum are encouraged to attend.

Participants from Chicago Public Schools are qualified to earn Certified Professional Development Units (CPDU) credits.

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Invest for Kids 11th Annual Conference
Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

Invest for Kids 11th Annual Conference

The Invest For Kids conference is the Chicago investment event of the year. The conference features presentations from an elite group of successful investment managers. These managers present their views and ideas in concise 15 minute presentations in an effort to help underprivileged kids in the Chicago area.

In addition to presentations on specific investment ideas, the conference features broader discussions by investment legends who speak about macro-economic, political, and investment themes. This forum is rarely available to the investment public and has received rave reviews from our audience.

The Invest For Kids conference drew 1100 people in 2018. Over half the audience has attended multiple conferences and view IFK as one of Chicago’s premier investment events.

This unique forum brings together portfolio managers, family offices, private investors and analysts from across the financial services, hedge fund, private equity, and real estate industries. The event provides not only a forum for hearing well-articulated investment ideas, but also the opportunity to interact with colleagues and peers in the investment community.

Since 2009, Invest For Kids has raised nearly $14 million to benefit 60 charitable organizations reaching over 80,000 children. The Co-Founders of Invest For Kids generously underwrite all conference expenses so that 100% of the funds raised goes directly to support the selected beneficiaries.

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Impact Awards Breakfast featuring Valerie Jarrett and Michael Strautmanis
Nov
12
7:30 AM07:30

Impact Awards Breakfast featuring Valerie Jarrett and Michael Strautmanis

Join us for our annual event which honors organizations, businesses and key individuals in Illinois who are making a difference through mentoring!

Hear inspiring stories.

Meet the leaders and innovators in the field.

Cheer on the champions who are advancing youth outcomes.

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Excellence in Mentoring Awards Dinner in Washington, DC

On January 29, 2020, MENTOR will convene leaders in the youth mentoring field at an invitation-only Excellence in Mentoring Awards Dinner to kick off the National Mentoring Summit. At this dinner hosted by our Board of Directors, we will honor champions of mentoring with the annual Excellence in Mentoring Awards. Nominations open on September 4 and will be accepted across four distinct categories: Corporate Leadership, Impactful Philanthropy, Lifetime Achievement, and Public Elevation. Click here for more information.

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National Mentoring Summit
Jan
31
4:00 AM04:00

National Mentoring Summit

  • Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown (map)
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The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. Registration is not yet open- watch this space.

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Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Mentoring Youth who Experience Commercial / Sexual Exploitation

Fighting Toxic Relationships with Healthy Ones: Mentoring Youth who Experience Commercial / Sexual Exploitation

This webinar explores the high challenges faced by Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), and the value of positive mentoring relationships in helping young people resist and overcome these abuses. Our panel centers the voices and experiences of survivors and youth from vulnerable backgrounds, and also offers a provider perspective. We explore best practices for mentoring youth who are vulnerable to exploitation, including relationship-focused work, trauma-informed practice, and strengths-based and youth- and survivor-led programming. Woven into the discussion is a critical understanding that truly addressing the problem of youth exploitation in our society requires not only a commitment to assist young people to better adapt, but also to address the environmental causes of exploitation at both the micro and macro levels.

This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes the California Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Illinois, MENTOR Independence Region, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Colorado, MENTOR Vermont, and MENTOR Washington.

Thursday, August 15 │ 1:00 - 2:15 PM EDT │Register Here

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Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series: STEM & Mentoring
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series: STEM & Mentoring

Join us on ThursdayJuly 18 from 12:00-1:15PM CDT for July's webinar- Making the Connection: STEM & Mentoring. This webinar will focus on research-informed best practices and strategies for mentoring programs to implement to strengthen youth engagement in STEM. Panelists will discuss current challenges and barriers to STEM engagement, as well as how mentoring can play a role in increasing participation and positive outcomes for young people.

Increasing exposure and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is currently a large focus of many youth serving programs around the country. This webinar will focus on research-informed best practices and strategies that mentoring programs can implement to strengthen youth engagement in STEM. Panelists will discuss current challenges and barriers to STEM engagement, as well as how mentoring can play a role in increasing participation and positive outcomes for young people.

This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes MENTOR Illinois, MENTOR Independence Region, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Colorado, MENTOR Vermont, and MENTOR Washington.

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MENTOR Illinois & Social Solutions Webinar (1:30pm CT)
Jun
17
1:30 PM13:30

MENTOR Illinois & Social Solutions Webinar (1:30pm CT)

Social Solutions and MENTOR Illinois are hosting two webinars on June 17th to discuss Social Solutions’ new K-12 initiative in Chicago. We’d love for you to join us as we discuss how the affiliates of MENTOR Illinois can benefit from this outstanding opportunity with Social Solutions.

Register for one of the two webinars on June 17th:

 

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MENTOR Illinois & Social Solutions Webinar (10:00am CT)
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

MENTOR Illinois & Social Solutions Webinar (10:00am CT)

Social Solutions and MENTOR Illinois are hosting two webinars on June 17th to discuss Social Solutions’ new K-12 initiative in Chicago. We’d love for you to join us as we discuss how the affiliates of MENTOR Illinois can benefit from this outstanding opportunity with Social Solutions.

Register for one of the two webinars on June 17th:

 

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