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Education Secretary Duncan to Join First Lady, Others at 2011 National Mentoring Summit

Jane Glickman, (202) 401-1307,

Event Date 1: January 25, 2011 02:30 pm - 04:30 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, "Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring," hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), MENTOR and the Harvard Mentoring Project on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Following remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama, Duncan will sit on the "Champions of Mentoring" panel with Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Patrick Covington, the CEO of CNCS. Joshua DuBois, director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will moderate the panel discussion.

The First Lady will discuss the The Corporate Mentoring Challenge, an initiative led by the Corporation for National and Community Service to encourage U.S. companies to launch a mentoring program, expand existing employee mentoring programs or provide resources to support local mentoring programs that help youth gain leadership skills, achieve their educational goals and increase their confidence. The Challenge underscores the Administration’s commitment to work across agencies and with corporate America and the social sector to drive results on the school dropout crisis and juvenile delinquency.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
First Lady Michelle Obama
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
CEO, Corporation of National and Community Service Patrick Covington
What : “Champions of Mentoring” panel at the 2011 National Mentoring Summit
When : 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25
Where : Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Bldg.
Library of Congress
101 First St., S.E.
Washington, D.C.