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Celebrate National Mentoring Month

JANUARY 16, 2018

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, an annual mentoring campaign nationwide dedicated to celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement. This month, here at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, we are celebrating the power of relationships. This month, we reflect on the growth of the mentoring movement, recognize the need to continue to recruit new mentors, and offer opportunities to thank the mentors who have positively impacted our lives. Join us in celebrating mentoring and the positive effects it has on young people.

“Because You Mentored Me”

MENTOR kicked off National Mentoring Month with the video, “Because You Mentored Me,” showing what is possible when young people grow up with mentors, from the adult perspective. The video highlights how mentoring in real life can boost confidence, build bridges, and tap potential in young people – including the 9 million youth growing up without a mentor outside their family. Thank you to Nike for their continued partnership to close the mentoring gap and for making this video possible. Check out our YouTube channel to watch more of our videos.

National Mentoring Month Toolkit

National Mentoring MonthThis year, MENTOR released its 2019 National Mentoring Month campaign toolkit to provide guidance on the most impactful ways anyone can lend their voice to the mentoring movement. Mentoring programs can use this toolkit to help promote their programs and recruit mentors, while spreading awareness about the power of mentoring.

The toolkit includes custom graphics for social media, sample social media language, calendar of campaign activation days, templates of press materials and engagement guides, and more. Visit the National Mentoring Month Website here to access the National Mentoring Month Toolkit, the Social Media Toolkit, and the Corporate Engagement Guide. People can also engage social media to promote awareness about mentoring during National Mentoring Month. Engage on social media on these important dates throughout the month:

January 4: I Am a Mentor Day

January 17: International Mentoring Day

January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 30 – February 1: National Mentoring Summit

January 31: #ThankYourMentor Day

Support the movement by sharing these messages on social media:

January is National #MentoringMonth! Download the NMM toolkit today to learn how to get involved and stay engaged throughout the month #MentorIRL

WATCH our new video – “Because You Mentored Me” – to see how mentors helped people like @KembaWalker & @jbchang realize their dreams! Become a #MentorIRL and be the difference in a young person's life! #MentoringMonth

Attend the National Mentoring Summit

National Mentoring MonthNational Mentoring Month culminates with the National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR from January 30 – February 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. The National Mentoring Summit brings together youth mentoring professionals, researchers, philanthropic investors and government and civic leaders from all across the country to learn, collaborate, and share best practices and skills within the mentoring field. The event is coming up soon and registration is filling up quickly. Find out more and register here. We’re excited to see you there!

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