What is the Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium?
The Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium (CYMS) is an annual gathering that brings together mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic investors, youth leaders, government and civic leaders, and others interested in exploring how to expand mentoring initiatives that promote the health and well-being of young people and families most impacted by systems of oppression.
Attendees can look forward to:
- Youth Track
- Outstanding Youth Leaders of the Year Scholarship Awards
- Interactive activities
- Door prizes
- Speaker panels and roundtable discussions
Want to learn more?
Last Year's Symposium
Check out scenes, quotes, videos, and more from the 2022 Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium.
How can I speak at the CYMS?
We are seeking speakers and presenters for next year's CYMS. Potential topics like:
- Advocacy & Engaging with Elected Officials
- Community Engagement & Gathering
- Volunteer Management
- Youth Leadership & Career-Building
If any of those topics speak to you, we invite you to submit a speaking proposal!
“As a parent with a child that attended this event today, I saw him really engaged with the presentations, some of the speakers, what they presented. He stated that he learned a lot from the music workshop that was presented today.”
2022 CYMS Youth Chaperone
How Can I Sponsor the CYMS?
We are seeking sponsors for next year's Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium! Are you interested in supporting the Youth Mentoring Collaborative? Learn more about our Corporate and Foundations sponsorship levels:
Sponsors can look forward to eBlast & social media shout-outs, features on our website, and more!
Don't miss next year's Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium - check out our calendar to see the 2023 CYMS date and other YMC events.
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