Mentoring Conference

The annual Mentoring Conference was created in response to the youth forum, Peace in the Northwest, hosted by my office in June 2017. We heard from youth ages 15-25, who described incidents of gun violence and sought guidance as a partial solution. I conducted meetings with mentoring organizations in Philadelphia in response to their request.

Mentoring Conference 2022

The Greater Philadelphia Mentoring Collaborative and my office hosted our fifth Annual Mentoring Conference. This year’s conference highlighted why mentoring matters, showed teenage arrests through new lenses, explored mindfulness-based techniques, discussed youth purpose, and taught mentors how to meet youth on their level. Watch below.

Mentoring Conference 2021

Gun violence in Philadelphia reached record levels in 2020. Victims of gun violence and their advocates, like the Fathering Circle, consistently state that mentoring of at-risk youth is a key prevention solution. On 30 January 2021, we hosted our 4th annual Mentoring Conference virtually during National Mentoring Month. This year’s conference highlighted why mentoring matters, taught how to address youth trauma, and propose new mentoring ideas amid COVID-19.

Mentoring Conference 2020

This year, the conference is focused on announcing the first round of grant recipients, networking for mentoring organizations, and a panel discussion on Mindfulness and Mentoring and Trauma Informed Mentoring. The micro grants are offered through the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) who administers the Greater Philadelphia Mentoring Collaborative (GPMC).

Thank you to the speakers, presenters, our partners, and attendees that helped make today possible.


Introduction & Current State of GPMC


Youth Mindfulness


Cultivating Relationships that Promote Growth Healing & Mentoring Background Checks, Screening, & Selection Process


Mentee Safety & Closing remarks

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Mentoring Conference 2019

Launching the “Mentoring Collaborative”


Mentoring Conference 2018

Launching the “Mentoring Collaborative”


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Mentoring 2017

Mentoring Day at Prince Hall Elementary School :: May 17, 2017
Youth Forum :: June 16, 2017
Youth Agenda Report :: August 11, 2017
Youth Forum Follow Up Meeting ::  November 15, 2017

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