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Mentoring Matters Conference 2017: Youth Day

Mentor New York

Friday, March 17, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Mentoring Matters Conference 2017: Youth Day

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Adult Registration
Coordinators, Mentors, Chaperones, Volunteers and Guests of MNY
Mar 6, 2017 Free  
Youth Registration
Deadline for names, and name changes to list is 3/1/2017. ALL permission slips must be received by 3/1/2017.
Mar 6, 2017 Free  
I am a speaker/volunteer for this event Mar 17, 2017 Free  

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Friday, March 17, 2017


LIU Post at Brookville, Long Island


~For Middle School and High School Aged Youth Involved in Mentoring Programs 

~Mentors and Parents/Guardians encouraged to attend

To participate, you must have youth involved in a mentoring program.

Coordinators, Mentors and Adults attending should use the adult registration form.

Please use the youth registration form to list the names of attending students.

Please make sure to register any adults that will be attending with the group. All youth must print and get signed the PERMISSION SLIP. The deadline for permission slips is MARCH 1.

Deadline for all name changes and registrations of group attendees is MARCH 1.




8:30am-9:00am: Registration

9:00am-10:00am: Welcome & Breakfast

                                                                        Imagine Your Future                                                                                   Explore college life with student representatives from LIU Post student clubs and various students



Our Keynote Presentation lead by Anthony Pound, Front of House/ Youth Corps Manager and his colleagues, will provide an interactive experience for students that will spark imagination, creativity and dialogue, and give tools for learning in all disciplines. New Victory will provide an experience  that push boundaries, encourage global thinking and provide lasting memories.

Now in its 21st season, The New Victory Theater has been New York City's premier performing arts venue devoted to kids and families since 1995. Located on 42nd Street in iconic Times Square, The New Victory presents theater, dance, circus, opera and music from around the world to young New Yorkers, their families and schoolmates.



Breaking News! : Creating your own "News Story": Ever wonder how good reporters tell a story? Learn to interview and create a provocative story.

Facilitator:  The National Video Journalist Network

How Oysters Save the World:  It is hard to imagine a slimy, shelled creature saving the world, but it is true. Join the presenters and a group of scientist to learn all about bioremediation and how the slippery, slimy creatures do this.

Facilitator: Trey Greene and Kris Breton, New York Academy of Science   

Beyond the Piggy Bank: Budgeting Money101: What do you want? What do you need? How can you earn your own money? It doesn't matter how much you make, it's how well you budget.

Facilitator: Lina Penuela-Rannazzisi, Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Make Art! Take Art: Come have fun drawing and coloring on an unusual material! No prior experience necessary- tracing OK!

Facilitator: Margaret Lindner, longtime art teacher, artist, beekeeper, quilter and mentor                     

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: Interested in starting your own business and becoming the boss. This workshop will help you explore your business ideas and learn the basics practices you need to build your enterprise

Facilitator: Kareem Hertzog, MBA, Education Consultant/Adjunct Professor at City College of New York; 1 Million 1 Billion

The Magic and Power of Public Speaking: Get over the fear of public speaking.  Learn the skills that will help you think and talk your way to a more successful life. A fun, challenging, and interactive workshop.

Facilitator: Chief Dan Daly, FDNY Bat. Chief Ret., Professional Speaker 

Teenage Branding: Who are you? What makes you unique? What do you bring to the table? Learn how to brand yourself and stand out from the crowd.

Facilitator: Allison Wright, Founder and Executive Director, E school for Girls


The ABC’s of Acting:  Find out what actors go through before they land a big part in a famous movie or play! You will get a chance to experience an acting  tutorial, read for a part for a famous movie/play scene, and receive feedback from experienced theater professionals.


Facilitator: Jo Ann Katz, Owner/Producer/Director - Northport Plays Inc., and John Passadino, owner of Productions By Passadino Multi-media Company and SEE Saw Comedy Rep.




Explore the LIU state of the art recreation center and meet with key student, inluding various athletes and student clubs.

Have questions about Mentoring Matters Conference 2017: Youth Day? Contact Mentor New York

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LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548

Friday, March 17, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

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Mentor New York

Who is Mentor New York?

Mentor New York is the “go to authority” when it comes to safe and effective mentoring in New York. We are a small not-for profit and serve all of New York State. All of our services are free to other not-for-profits like schools, social service agencies and religious organizations.

Mentor New York’s Vision and Our Mission

MNY’s vision is simple. We want every child in New York State in need to have a caring adult mentor in a quality, structured mentoring program.

What is Mentoring?

A mentor is a caring adult who is available to a young person on a consistent basis to be a friend and adviser in a non-judgmental manner. Mentoring programs are normally structured and run under the auspices of schools, faith based or community organizations.

Mentor New York- Fact Sheet:

Mentor New York has been helping youth for over 20 years.  We:

  • Conduct approximately 150 separate training seminars each year and train approximately 1,250 new mentors
  • Help start approximately 50 new programs each year, many in our local schools.
  • Support approximately 400 existing programs serving over 50,000 young people

    We help start mentoring programs

Our technical assistance in design and implementation helps insure successful and quality mentoring programs.

             We assist in recruiting and training mentoring volunteers

Our communication efforts result in significant numbers of volunteers and, our training classes not only teach and reinforce the elements of effective practice, but also substantially improve volunteer retention.
            We provide technical assistance to ongoing mentoring programs

We bring our expertise into programs and diagnose program strengths and weaknesses in order to improve mentor/mentee relationships.

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