Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT), along with seventeen other summit partners, joined host committee organizations MENTOR, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Harvard School of Public Health, and United Way Worldwide in supporting the Summit, held at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C., January 24 and 25, 2012.
The Summit drew national youth mentoring organizations, Administration officials, civic leaders, corporate executives, and the country’s foremost mentoring researchers together in Washington DC to promote a pathway for ensuring our nation’s youth receive quality mentoring and guidance that will enable them to have a promising future. The Summit included a Corporate Leadership Session where many of the nation’s corporate leaders discussed examples and strategies for deepening private sector investment and volunteerism directed toward expanding quality youth mentoring. The session was a follow-up to First Lady Michelle Obama’s original “Corporate Mentoring Challenge” call to action at the inaugural 2011 Summit.
The two-day event brought together approximately 500 key mentoring stakeholders to enhance the quality and impact of the field, chart the mentoring field’s future and expand its circle of influence to focus the power of mentoring on measurable outcomes. The event also celebrated the 11th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, which is the national media campaign to raise awareness about mentoring produced by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Thousands of programs in all fifty states participate in National Mentoring Month events.
To learn more about DMT’s work with mentoring organizations, explore the portfolio page of our website at portfolio.daremightythings.com.