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"We are excited to honor David Shapiro during our Lighting the Spark celebration. David's commitment to expanding student opportunities and access through impactful mentoring relationships has been an inspiration."

- Wes Enicks, Executive Director  

David Shapiro is the CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the unifying national champion for expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people. Under Shapiro’s leadership, MENTOR’s efforts to build capacity and scale innovation within the mentoring movement have been highlighted by the Social Impact Exchange, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. During his tenure, MENTOR launched In Real Life, a national mentoring public awareness campaign, with the support of the NBA and has worked extensively with the Obama Administration on the mentoring component of My Brother’s Keeper. In addition, the U.S Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention selected MENTOR to establish and lead the National Mentoring Resource Center.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Lighthouse Ballroom
Cocktail reception with heavy hor d'oeuvres

Lighting the Spark: An Exhibition of Student Success will showcase original pieces of student art and stories produced at our 20 program locations across Greater Boston featuring moments of inspiration. Join us for this special night and help light the spark to create lifelong readers.