Volunteer Square is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Stamford Mentoring Collaborative to help the participating organizations recruit mentors and promote training and networking events. We have a new page on our website dedicated to the collaborative and it will feature information about how to get involved as a mentor, invitations to training and networking events and news from the collaborative.
The Stamford Mentoring Collaborative is building capacity, raising awareness and sharing resources to create sustainable mentoring relationships that lead to brighter futures. Seven partner agencies in Stamford, all using mentors in their youth programs, make up this group. The partnering agencies include Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, Domus, Human Services Council, City of Stamford Youth Services, Child Guidance Center, Starfish Connection and Stamford Public Education Foundation. The collaborative also has the support of The Governor's Prevention Partnership.
On March 30th, the Stamford Mentoring Collaborative will launch their first networking and meetup event from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Government Center 6th floor training room. It will be a fun evening to learn from the pros, practice an activity to take back to your mentee, swap stories with other mentors and have fun! Dr. Susan Weinberger, a.k.a. Dr. Mentor will be the special guest speaker. Dr. Weinberger has been recognized for her expertise in establishing, maintaining, and evaluating school and community-based mentoring programs and school-to-work initiatives. Her work has been published widely and the program she designed has been replicated in more than 40 States, as well as in Bermuda and Canada.
If you are currently a mentor at an organization in the collaborative or if you are interested in becoming a mentor for one of these organizations, we hope you will attend. Please RSVP here.
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