The Corporate Mentoring Challenge: Strengthen Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

The Corporate Mentoring Challenge (CMC) addresses America’s dropout crisis by encouraging and promoting corporate support of mentoring both locally and nationally.  The CMC recognizes outstanding corporations from all over the country that have created, expanded or partnered on mentoring initiatives this year.  

The Corporate Mentoring Challenge is sponsored by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.  This recognition challenges private corporations to create or expand an existing mentoring initiative within their companies to encourage employee participation in mentoring programs for youth in communities across the country.

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Eligibility

Please read the full rules for eligibility.

Requirements

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please submit your full entry as an uploaded document (such as a Microsoft Word document, PDF, etc.).  In the narrative field provide a summary of your submission.  The narrative field, along with any photos or videos submitted will be visible to the public upon review, uploaded documents will only be viewable by the judges, CNCS and MENTOR.

Please read the full rules for submission requirements.

Judges

A Panel of Judges from the Sponsoring Organizations

A Panel of Judges from the Sponsoring Organizations

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria for Recognition Include
    -Total Number of Employees Participating -Percentage of Company’s Workforce Participating -Robustness and Comprehensiveness of the Program (See the Rules for complete guidelines)

How to enter

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please submit your full entry as an uploaded document (such as a Microsoft Word document, PDF, etc.).  In the narrative field provide a summary of your submission.  The narrative field, along with any photos or videos submitted will be visible to the public upon review, uploaded documents will only be viewable by the judges, CNCS and MENTOR.

 

To enter the challenge please submit the two essays below (see the Rules for complete instructions). 

1. All entrants should submit a narrative, not to exceed 1,000 words, that addresses the following:

  • What is the name of your company?
  • Where are you located?
  • Name of contact person, an alternate contact person, and their contact information.
  • How many employees does your company have?
  • How many of your employees participate in a mentoring program?
  • Describe your mentoring program including how it is innovative, how you utilize collaboration, what type of financial support your company provides, how your company has leveraged assets, and some of the outcomes/impacts of your program.

2. In addition to your 1,000 word essay, please submit a separate brief story that illuminates your mentoring program's impact (500 words or less).