Member-Sponsored Briefing: MENTOR

Member-Sponsored Briefing: MENTOR

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Annie E. Casey Foundation invites all Maryland Philanthropy Network members to a conversation with the President and CEO of MENTOR, Jermaine Myrie, and the local affiliate MENTOR MD|DC Executive Director, Laura Green. MENTOR’s mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap for the one in three young people growing up without this critical support. Mr. Myrie, who assumed his role as CEO on April 24, 2023, will share his vision with members and discuss how MENTOR can assist in addressing needs throughout Maryland.

Some of MENTOR’s key program components are:

  • Advancing Local Field Leadership: Supporting the effectiveness of new and existing MENTOR Affiliates to scale MENTOR’s geographic footprint and deepen the impact of the mentoring field.
  • Expanding the Movement: Motivating civic leaders, employers, and individual stakeholders to prioritize and invest in ensuring all young people have access to mentoring relationships.
  • Prioritizing Quality: Identifying, promoting, and driving the implementation of evidence-based practices combined with community wisdom to increase the quality of mentoring relationships for young people.
  • Influencing Systems: Creating and guiding innovative solutions that integrate relationship-centered practices and policies while driving resources for the adoption of mentoring structures and mindsets within youth-serving systems.

This briefing is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.