Commitment to Action

#BeReal: Critical Mentoring for College Success

Commitment by

Youth Mentoring Action Network, Summer Search

In 2016, the Youth Mentoring Action Network and Summer Search committed to developing and supporting the concept of critical mentoring. Critical mentoring means integrating and interrogating context so that mentoring adolescents is culturally relevant and creates a space for honesty, critical consciousness and ultimately, transformation YMAN, Summer Search and partners will host a two day convening of key mentoring and youth development organizations to establishing working guidelines for the practical implementation of critical mentoring in today’s college/career readiness programming. YMAN will identifying and developing resources such as staff/volunteer training and curriculum materials to scale the reach and develop a webinar which will be taken by over 200 mentoring professionals. In addition to a presentation at the annual MENTOR National Summit reaching an additional 100 professionals.





#BeReal: Critical Mentoring for College Success



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Youth Mentoring Action Network, Summer Search

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Amped Strategies, National CARES, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, Campaign for Black Male Achievement