Events & Trainings

MENTOR Georgia provides a variety of events, trainings, and grant-supported monthly webinars to strengthen the mentoring community. Through our diverse range of events, MENTOR Georgia aims to educate and prepare mentoring providers with the skills they need to serve Georgia’s youth. To get the most up-to-date information, make sure to signing up for our newsletter. Email Executive Director Leslie Hale at for support with any of these opportunities.

  • Monthly Webinars

    To view the current calendar of webinars, click here

    MENTOR Georgia provides two monthly webinar series: Bagels & Best Practice and Lunch & Learn. These trainings are offered via Zoom at no cost to the attendees. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance for each session in the series, and registration for each session typically opens approximately 3 weeks ahead of time. Use the links below to register for the next webinar in each series.

    Bagels & Best Practice – Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ training, focusing on one standard for quality mentoring each month. You can view the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ here. Sessions are hosted from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Register here.

    Lunch & Learn – A different professional development topic focused on organizational best practices each month! Each month’s topic will be announced 4-6 weeks prior. Previous topics have included strategic planning, individual fundraising, board development, and program evaluation. Sessions are hosted from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Register here.

  • Virtual Coffee Hours

    MENTOR Georgia hosts a virtual coffee hour every third Thursday of the month as a space for mentoring providers to discuss recent learnings from MENTOR Georgia, address current needs, and contribute your learned experience to our growing network. It’s a power hour of networking with fellow mentoring programs from all over the state, and the only thing missing is you! 

    Make sure you have access to future coffee hours by signing up for our newsletter. To access recordings of past coffee hours, check out our archive here

  • On-demand Training

    MENTOR Georgia provides training and/or consulting to meet the needs and mission of your organization. To view a list of training topics we offer, click here. To discuss these trainings or any of your needs, email Leslie Hale:

  • Annual Summit


    Join us for the 2024 MENTOR Georgia Summit, happening June 28-29th in Athens, GA. Registration is open through June 21 at 5 p.m.

    The Summit takes place in Athens on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Day 1 will be a full day for those working in and on behalf of the youth mentoring field. It is open to professionals, volunteers, board members, partners of youth mentoring organizations, and young people themselves. Day 2 is aimed at young people ages 14 to 24, with some program staff expected to attend with their mentees and other youth participants.

    Register for MENTOR Georgia Summit: ACTivate, Day 1 Friday, June 28th here.

    Register for MENTOR Georgia Summit: ACTivate, Day 2 Saturday, June 29th here.

    To learn more about the MENTOR Georgia Summit, including access to a full agenda for both days of programming, visit our summit page here.


    MENTOR Georgia hosts an annual professional development and networking event in Athens, Georgia, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The day consists of networking, speakers and workshops that drive conversations about strengthening mentoring programs throughout the state. 

    To see the agenda, workshop tracks and speaker details from the 2023 MENTOR Georgia Summit, click here. 

    Thank you to our generous sponsors who supported last year’s summit:


    To receive updates about the future summit, make sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter here

    For more information about the 2024 MENTOR Georgia Summit, including registration, click here. 

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