News & Events

MENTOR North Carolina delivers a webinar each month focused on strengthening mentoring practice, sharing new resources, and helping the field put research into practice. Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar. Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized.

Our team also encourages you to visit the National Mentoring Resource Center, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

Elected Officials for Mentoring

AUGUST 27, 2020, 11:30AM – 1:00PM EST From their unique position as leaders at the local, state, and national levels, elected officials can make a powerful impact in the communities they serve, especially in the lives of young people. Join us to hear from elected officials from the local,...

Opioids and COVID-19: An Epidemic within a Pandemic

AUGUST 6, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST This session of “Coffee with Bud” will feature a lively discussion on how our country’s opioid and substance use epidemic is challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, how our country’s black and brown populations have suffered disproportionately from these two diseases, and provide...

Nothing About Us Without Us: Lifting up Youth Voices

JULY 30, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST Why is youth voice important? What have been some successes and challenges with incorporating youth voice in mentoring programs, public policies, and other areas that impact young people? Please join us as we explore best practices and strategies organizations can implement in...

Show Me The Money! Fundraising During The Pandemic

JUNE 25, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST Marketing and fundraising for mentoring programs were already challenging in a healthy economy, and then COVID-19 hit. Organizations in the private and non-profit sectors are struggling to survive and one of the keys to survival is messaging. In this session, we will...

True Colors: What Does Mentoring Look Like for LGBTQ Youth?

JUNE 14, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST Every day, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the United States face injustice in schools, danger in their homes, or uncertainty on the streets. Consider the following examples: Nearly a quarter of LGBTQ students report being physically...

Compassionate Philanthropy: COVID-19 and Beyond

MAY 14, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST As the pandemic disrupts the important work labored by nonprofits in the youth services and mentoring space, funders are uniquely positioned to address issues faced by partner grantees. Please join us as we explore the philanthropic response leveraged by funders in North...

Virtual Mentoring Practices During COVID-19 & Physical Distancing

APRIL 3, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST MENTOR North Carolina cordially invites all mentoring and youth serving organizations across the state to join an open dialogue on barriers and best practices related to our collective work supporting youth and mentoring relationships through this unprecedented time of physical distancing. Presenters: ...