MENTOR Minute: First Lady, Cabinet Members, to Speak at Mentoring Summit

January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011 – First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will provide the keynote address at the first National Mentoring Summit January 25 at The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Summit, titled “Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring,” brings together leading mentoring organizations, as well as federal and state government and civic leaders, to develop strategies that leverage mentoring to increase graduation rates among America’s youth and position them for success.

The First Lady will announce The Corporate Mentoring Challenge, an initiative led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to encourage U.S. companies to launch a mentoring program, expand existing employee mentoring programs or provide resources to support local mentoring programs that help youth gain leadership skills, achieve their educational goals and increase their confidence.

Read the full news release from MENTOR…