Research shows that men are critical as mentors in the mentoring equation, yet many programs struggle to engage men around the benefits of mentoring consistently. Reimagining mentor recruitment requires intentional efforts to identify strategic partnerships with organizations that work with men and implement strategies to recruit men individually. Workshop participants will learn specific strategies to strengthen outreach to men and expand the benefits of men involved in mentoring relationships.
The workshop will address the following best practices:
- Leveraging relationships with community champions (identifying local men in the community to support the recruitment efforts)
- Promotional materials (materials that speak to men)
- Engaging non-traditional populations (military, retired, graduate student, etc.)
- Targeted campaigns (barbershops, social media, men’s organizations, etc.)
- Organizational commitment to recruit and retain male mentors
Facilitator: David Miller, M.Ed.
Baltimore native, David C. Miller, has received international acclaim for Dare to Be King: What If the Prince Lives. A Survival Workbook for African American Males, a thought-provoking, 52-week curriculum teaching adolescent males how to survive and thrive in toxic environments.
Miller frequently leads intergenerational conversations with men/boys focused on fatherhood, parenting, decision making, managing anger, and defining healthy relationships.
Miller is a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University with a concentration on Black fathers and parenting strategies.