By: Lanetra Bennett
December 11, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Mentors from Florida State University and the community participated in a daylong conference Wednesday.
It was sponsored by the FSU's Center for Leadership and Social Change.
Dozens of mentors took part in several different workshops. The goal was to share mentoring practices and be encouraged by one another in order better serve those they mentor.
Joi Phillips, the Program Coordinator for Youth Programs, says, "It's a great opportunity for them to build on their relationships and to continue to have conversations about life and things outside of just academic work. Also, being able to network with other people."
FSU's Women's Basketball Coach, Sue Semrau, and Vanessa Fuch, FSU's Senior Associate Athletics Director, were the keynote speakers.
This is the second year FSU has held the event. The theme was, "Femina Perfecta: Mentoring Women and Girls in the 21st Century.