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We are thrilled to announce the 2021 Connecticut Mentoring Summit!

The theme of this year's summit is Advancing Social Equity in Youth Mentoring

This free 2-day summit focuses on bringing policymakers, mentoring professionals, researchers, and advocates together to discuss mentoring to reduce social inequities and promote youth success and well-being.

Our featured presentations include:

  • An exploration of mentoring approaches that resonate with today’s youth and strategies for mentoring programs to foster youth empowerment by Brian Sales and Steve Vassar.
  • A dialogue between seasoned mentoring experts Jean Rhodes and Torie Weiston Serdan on future directions in youth mentoring, supportive accountability, and effective program evaluation strategies.

The summit will examine:

  • How the changing social climate shifts the focus of youth mentoring.
  • Opportunities to advance social equity through culturally responsive strategies that amplify diverse youth voices.
  • Evidence-based approaches to the design, implementation, and evaluation of youth mentoring.
  • How mentoring and innovative use of new tools and technologies can empower mentors.

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We are now seeking presentation proposals for our 2021 Connecticut Mentoring Summit:  Advancing Social Equity in Youth Mentoring. This summit will provide opportunities for policymakers, mentoring professionals, researchers, and advocates to discuss the state of youth mentoring in Connecticut and evidence-based approaches to reduce social inequities and promote youth success and well-being. We invite mentoring providers, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this two-day virtual event, which will be held February 18 - 19, 2021.

Please review the attached "Call for Proposals" guidelines document below, and submit your proposals by January 12, 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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