What is the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll?
The National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll recognizes outstanding corporations across the United States that support the mentoring field in a variety of ways. The Honor Roll was first launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2011 as a challenge to companies to encourage their employees to become volunteer youth mentors. Since the challenge was announced, corporate engagement in mentoring has grown to reflect a broad range of innovations and strategies all working to connect youth to social and economic opportunities and build a strong 21st century workforce.

Companies must support quality mentoring in at least one of the following ways to be eligible for the Honor Roll:

-- Provide financial support directly to mentoring programs, MENTOR Affiliates, or MENTOR National
-- Engage employees as mentors with a youth mentoring initiatives(s)
-- Engage employees as mentors of youth in the workplace (i.e. internship programs, summer youth employment placements, Opportunity Youth initiatives)
-- Promote nonprofit board opportunities through a formal board placement program connecting corporate leadership to mentoring programs, MENTOR Affiliates, or MENTOR National
-- Engage employees in skill-based or pro bono volunteer projects and have regularly supported mentoring initiatives
-- Loan executives to a mentoring initiative(s)
-- Leverage brand assets to elevate youth mentoring externally (i.e. cause marketing or public policy advocacy)

To join the Honor Roll, companies must fill out this brief questionnaire, which typically takes 10 minutes to complete. Following your submission, the MENTOR team will contact you to confirm your membership and schedule a 30-minute meeting to clarify any outstanding questions and discuss promotional opportunities. Registration for the Honor Roll is rolling and companies do not need to re-register each year. MENTOR will be contact Honor Roll companies annually to review and update their registration information.

By joining the Honor Roll, companies receive the following benefits:
-- Promotion of the company’s commitment to mentoring via listing on MENTOR’s National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll webpage (this will include short corporate profiles beginning in 2021)
-- Brand elevation through social media posts, MENTOR’s monthly awareness campaigns, e-communications spotlights and/or blog posts.
-- Recognition at the National Mentoring Summit, MENTOR’s annual convening of over 1,300 mentoring practitioners, advocates, and philanthropic partners.
-- Exclusive opportunity to nominate an outstanding employee mentor for the Excellence in Mentoring, Corporate Leadership Award. Selected recipient is invited to speak at the Excellence in Mentoring Dinner held annually during the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. (Given the current pandemic, MENTOR is currently assessing what this opportunity might look like in January 2021)
-- Exclusive invitations to speak and/or participate in relevant events, webinars, conferences, and networking opportunities.

Additional questions?
Please contact Julie Babyatzky at jbabyatzky@mentoring.org.

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* 1. Name Of Company

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* 2. Corporate Website Address

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* 3. Company Point of Contact for MENTOR Correspondence

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* 4. Company Address