January is National Mentoring Month!
During the month of January we sell donation cards to help raise funds, promote, and create awareness of our program.
Once you purchase a card, the establishment will have you write your name & donation amount on the card. They will then hang your card on the wall for all of their customers to see your support of the mentoring program. They will remain on the wall for the month of January.
History of National Mentoring Month
Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for our young people.
NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to:
- Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms.
- Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people.
- Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring.
Read more about the History of NMM here!