The Y provides mentor trainings through the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center (MMRC). MMRC is open to all mentors in any mentoring program in Maryland and has trained thousands of mentors throughout the region.

Mentor training programs are regularly scheduled to provide mentors with resources and guidance to further develop their mentor/mentee relationship and create longer-lasting and fulfilling experiences.

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Upcoming Trainings & Webinars

Building a Girl B.O.S.S: Empowering Girls Through Entrepreneurship

This training provides the necessary tools to bolster the confidence and leadership skills of girls pursuing entrepreneurship. Through a comprehensive approach, the training aims to foster a mentorship environment that encourages entrepreneurial ventures. The overall personal and professional development of girls is nurtured by preparing them for success during entrepreneurial endeavors.

Date: March 19, 2024
Time: 11:00 am



Strategies to Support Youth Exposed to Community Violence

CDC reports show that mass shootings and violence has been steadily increasing in America for the last 50 years. While larger states like California and Texas face higher risk, the effects of violence can be felt by youth across the country. In fact, data shows that mass violence or shootings are most likely to occur in schools, work, or places of worship. Coincidentally, these are all places our youth and mentors frequent. The increases in violence and media can take a toll on the mental health of youth. This training will focus on evidence-based signs and strategies to help youth as they cope with violence and its effects on their mental health.

Date: March 22, 2024
Time: 3:30pm 



What Do We Need to Build Youth-Facing Relationships?

This session engages participants in tracing the big picture of what they can accomplish through effective relationships and offers practical tips for day-to-day interactions.

We will explore the concept of the "three-legged stool" of transformational relationships. Participants will use this model to analyze common forms of imbalance and reflect on their own approach to relationships with youth.

April 9, 2024
12:00 - 1:30 pm



Speaking and Listening

In order to develop meaningful relationships with mentees, it is essential to demonstrate active listening skills and understand the ins and outs of effective communication. In this training, you will learn the importance of tone, connecting one's words with feelings, how to ask open-ended questions and responding appropriately in order to increase trust and authenticity.

Date: April 17, 2024
Time: 1:00pm 



Empowering LGBTQ+ Students in School Settings

This webinar is designed to foster inclusivity and respect in educational environments. This session aims to equip educators, administrators, and school staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to create safe, welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ students. It will delve into understanding LGBTQ+ identities, addressing biases, promoting positive mental health, and implementing inclusive policies. Join us in this crucial conversation and become an ally in championing LGBTQ+ rights in schools.

Date: June 7, 2024
Time: 3:30pm 



Spring Sailing Excursion

Sail away with us on a spectacular Spring sailing excursion aboard the Sigsbee!

You and your mentee will enjoy a relaxing afternoon sailing and exploring the environment during this educational experience. 

This is a free activity for mentors  and mentees age 9 years-old and above.

April 20, 2024
11:30 - 3:00 pm



A LYFT UP: Unveiling and Addressing Behavior That Affects Youth Employment

Many young people are stuck in cycles of starting a new job or vocational program only to have the attempt fall apart soon after. Unfortunately, our societal response too often is to simply say “they aren’t ready” and discard them. This session prepares caring adults to administer A LYFT UP: to effectively walk alongside emerging adults who are stuck in this way.

June 5,2024
1:00 - 2:30 pm



Creating a Welcoming Environment: Enhancing Diversity Non-Discrimination Policies and Practices

This webinar is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and tools to foster an LGBTQ+ inclusive atmosphere in your school or organization. This session underscores the importance of diversity and non-discrimination in creating a welcoming environment, offering practical strategies for implementing LGBTQ+ affirming policies and practices.

June 21, 2024
3:30 - 4:30 pm