Boys and Men of Color Mentoring Convening

Downtown Oakland

Monday, June 16, 2014, from 5:00 – 8:30 pm

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Friends for Youth and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership are inviting you to join us and help inform the mentoring that occurs with boys of color. Thanks to generous support from the Open Society Foundation Campaign for Black Male Achievement, MENTOR has the opportunity to strengthen mentoring by developing a training specifically for people who mentor these boys, many of whom are significantly marginalized from U.S. economic, social, and political life. This training is designed to ensure Black boys (and other boys of color) have the critical socio-emotional supports to excel academically, to prepare for college, and to learn skills essential to earning a living wage by coordinating and strengthening the field of Black Male Achievement to fully leverage quality mentoring. See more information about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to Build Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color from the White House.

To inform the training curricula development, MENTOR is partnering with Friends for Youth to co-host the Boys and Men of Color Mentoring Convening in Oakland, one of six cities identified around the country as a place where Black boys and other boys of color face significant challenges. At the convening, we aim to learn from you to improve mentoring for boys and young men of color around the country. We hope you’ll benefit from opportunities to network with colleagues in and around Oakland to improve conditions for boys and young men of color.

This event will be held Monday, June 16, 2014, from 5:00 – 8:30 pm in downtown Oakland. Dinner, with vegetarian options, is included in this no–cost event. As space is limited, we ask that you RSVP as soon as possible. Once you indicate that you will join us by registering online, we will send location information. We are encouraging everyone to register in advance to help us plan the day; space may or may not be available for those who do not pre–register.

We are excited to announce a special welcome by DeVone Boggan, Neighborhood Safety Director for the City of Richmond and longtime mentoring supporter! View a preview about DeVone and their transformational mentoring efforts in Richmond here


WHAT:  Boys and Men of Color Mentoring Convening, a free event for mentors of boys of color in and around Oakland

WHERE:  Downtown Oakland; location details will be sent after registration

WHEN:  Monday, June 16, 2014, from 5:00 – 8:30 pm

WHO:  Anyone who mentors young black men or boys of color, through a program or informally, is invited to attend

WHY:  Your experience will help inform training for all mentors of young black men or boys of color throughout the United States to better support these young men in achieving their goals

HOW:  Register online now for this no-cost event that includes special speakers, dinner, and the chance to meet and network with others who are committed to this important work (space may or may not be available for those who do not pre-register, so register now!) 


This event has ended and registration is no longer open. For questions, please contact Sarah Kremer at or 650-482-2865




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Transforming the lives of at-risk youth through the power of mentoring