National Mentoring Summit

Convened by MENTOR 

As MENTOR's first Storytelling Communications Manager, I had the opportunity to develop content for the 11th Annual National Mentoring Summit. The virtual event, themed "Rising to the Moment," featured guests from the mentoring moment, including youth, mentoring advocators, and youth development experts. As part of the event, there were four plenaries, and I worked on Mentoring to Affirm and Support Racial Justice and Thank Your Mentor, in addition to writing the script for the event's youth emcees. 

Role: Storytelling and Content Development, and Copy and Scriptwriting

Mentoring to Affirm and Support Racial Justice investigated the mentoring relationship and how mentors can interrogate issues related to racism with the youth they mentor. I worked with Dr. Elizabeth Santiago to develop the discussion topics, narrative structure, and sourcing speakers.

This plenary featured commentary from young adults, activist Alicia Garza, author Clint Smith, and activist and Executive Director of the Okra Project Dominique Morgan.

Additional Credit(s): Elizabeth Santiago, PhD

Thank Your Mentor featured real-life mentoring relationships and created space for mentees and mentors to express gratitude to one another. During this plenary, I had the opportunity to interview two young students participating in 826 Boston's writers' program. In partnership with Adriane Alicea, we also highlighted several participants from MENTOR's Youth Advocates for Mentoring program, a 10-month advocacy, policy, and grassroots organizing training program. 

Additional Credit(s): Adriane Alicea and Matt Meyersohn

Selected Works

National Mentoring Summit 2021Storytelling, Content Development

Create the VoteBranding

She Came to PlayDigital Design

Dorm Sweet DormDigital Design, Interactive Design

Youth VoteDigital Design, Interactive Design

Power of Good TourDigital Design, Experiential Design

Storied EatsBranding, Digital Design

Breast Cancer AwarenessDigital Design, Print Design, Social Media

Boomerangs Thrift Store RebrandBranding, Digital Design, Print Design

AIDS Walk & Run Boston RebrandBranding, Experiential Design, Print Design

Public Policy x LGBTQ+ Health OutcomesEditorial Design, Print Design

Public Health InfographicsAnimation, Infographics, Print Design