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Mentoring Matters Conference 2018

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LIU Post

720 Northern Blvd.

Brookville, NY 11548

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Welcome to the 2017 Mentoring Matters Conference!

Below is the schedule for this year's conference with descriptions of the various workshops

Before Registering:

Please review the workshop descriptions and choose a workshop for each time slot. You will be asked to make your selections once you begin the registration process.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018


LIU Post at Brookville, Long Island

8:30am - 9:00am: REGISTRATION

9:00am - 9:30am: WELCOME

9:45am - 11:00am: PLENARY I

Let’s Get Smart about Gangs

During the past year, many communities throughout Long Island have experienced the impact of having gangs in their communities target violence against the most vulnerable population, children. How do we collectively begin to create models of success in our schools, community based organizations and neighborhoods focused on gang prevention and pragmatic solutions.

This illustrious panel of experts in the space of gang prevention will begin to dissect the challenges and opportunities communities face to effectively address the issue with proven strategies and community engagement.

11:00am - 12:00pm: WORKSHOPS

Family Engagement: Using your most valuable resource

Families are an important part of a child's development. In this session you will learn the value of family engagement and see the role culture plays in communication with families. As well as, understand how the "joining" process can improve outcomes.

Stand Up

Whether in the school, online or in your neighborhood, bullying can have a detrimental effect on the healthy development of a child. In this workshop you will learn how the qualities of a good mentor, creating safe spaces and preventing bullying before it starts can create cultures of zero tolerance in your mentoring program and can impact how a child navigates the bullying.

Can Netflix Truly Influence a Young Persons Emotional State?

In the past year, Netflix programing “13 Reasons Why” has brought the realities of suicide in adolescence into the social conversation once again. As schools, parents and mentors navigate their relationships with the young people in their life, they need to understand the signs of isolation, and loneliness youth experience as they engage in a world where social media post, looking good, and hiding your authentic self is part of the mask used to evade their despair. Learn the signs and techniques you will need to have in order to best support the youth you engage with.

The Hidden Population: Supporting Undocumented Children or Mixed Status Families

A panel of experts that work with undocumented youth and or mixed status families share their key learnings of navigating the social, emotional and academic impact this can have on the youth you are working with. They will provide tips on key questions, conversations and realities children and their families face and how to best support the youth you are engaged with.

12:15pm - 1:00pm: LUNCH

1:15pm-2:00pm PLENARY II

Merging the Crossroads of Policy and Community Action to Make a Difference

This illustrious panel of all locally elected female officials from throughout Long Island will discuss the key challenges that youth in their communities are facing as well as the strategies and policies that their offices are seeking to implement in partnership with key community stakeholder that will support the healthy academic, social and emotional development of the children in their districts.

Moderator: Brandon V. Ray, MPA: Regional Director AT&T External Affairs- Long Island

2:15pm-3:00pm KEYNOTE

Keynote Speaker Laura Curran

Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive

The first women to be elected as Nassau County executive, Lauren Curran is a huge supporter of Mentoring and the impact it can have in transforming the life of a child and the communities they live in. In her new role she has a long list of challenges to contend with. Hear her vision for the children in Nassau County and how she believes policy and community action can work in partnership to propel the change needed to create healthy thriving communities. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and explore ideas with Ms. Curran.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You will not be asked to present ID to enter the conference.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions regarding the conference can be directed to our Long Island office at 631-761-7800 or NYC office 212-953-0945 or through email to Brenda Jimenez, bjimenez@mentorkids.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your printed ticket. We will have an attendance list based ofthe online completion of your registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Long Island on March 15, 2017. With any questions or concerns, please contact us at 212-953-0945, or email us at bjimenez@mentorkids.org. Thank you, see you soon!

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