National Mentoring Month

Why mentor? Mentoring is done in a wide range of contexts and settings. People in schools often enter into mentoring programs. Businesses offer formal mentoring to new employees. Community leaders will also become mentors. During National Mentoring Month, this is your chance to give back and become a mentor to someone searching for help and guidance. If you have experience with mentoring, why not get involved!

Mentors are not only those who coach and help others, mentors can have a positive impact on the direction of someone’s life. Even if it is a family member, mentoring can help. Think about ways that you might become a mentor in your community, at your school, on a national level even.

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When is National Mentoring Month?

National Mentoring Month is during the month of January. Not only are people encouraged to get involved and participate in mentoring programs, but this is also a time to honor those who are senior leaders in the mentoring community. Do you know any mentors who’ve had a positive impact on you? What is their mentoring story?

How Can You Get Involved with National Mentoring Month?

There are numerous ways to get involved this January and make a mentoring impact. One thing you might consider is starting your own mentor program. What are you good at? For instance, can you help lead a sports team? Maybe your forte is leadership training? Whatever area you can help in, this month is the time to do it. You can start a digital campaign and help raise awareness about your endeavour. Design Wizard is here to help. We give you the tools to create all the materials you need for generating a public awareness campaign.

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The Importance of National Mentoring Month

Why is this month so important and why should you get involved? Below are a few reasons to consider becoming a mentor or supporting current mentors.

  • A mentoring culture is one in which people work together and support each other.
  • A mentoring relationship can last a lifetime.
  • Some of the most famous people have been or have supported mentors including Colin L. Powell, Barack Obama, Maya Angelou and Clint Eastwood.
  • This spirit of service really can change lives for the better.

Above and Beyond National Mentoring Month

You will realize inspiring, positive outcomes when mentoring. This should not be relegated to just one month. Year round, mentors make a difference; the power of mentoring really is something that cannot be denied.