What better month than January, a time of fresh starts and new beginnings, to celebrate the power of mentoring? That’s right – it’s National Mentoring Month! Every January, the nation recognizes the importance of mentors and the impact that mentoring can have on today’s youth. It also serves as a call-to-action for new volunteers to join in on the mentoring movement.
All month long, we’ll be setting new goals, sharing stories from mentors and students, and attending events – so follow along with us on our website, here on our blog, and on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
There are a few special events planned for the month. Here’s a quick list:
January 11 – I am a Mentor Social Media Day
Check out this event on Facebook to find out more about how you can share your mentoring stories and celebrate Mentoring Month.
January 24-25 – National Mentoring Summit, Washington D.C.
We will be attending this event, live tweeting and posting about our experience there. Here is a link with more information on the summit. Later in the month, we’ll update you on how you can join in the conversation.
January 26 – Thank your Mentor Day
This is a great day to recognize and thank a mentor in your life. We’ll be sharing stories from students with icouldbe.org mentors, as well as posting a special thank you from our executive director. Here’s a link with ideas for how to celebrate.
Is there anything in particular you’d like to see us talk about this month? If so let us know!