For us members of the mentoring community, January a.k.a. National Mentoring Month is a pretty hectic time of the year. It’s the one month of the year we beef up our efforts to help spread the word about mentoring and all the positives it entails for both mentors and mentees. Some important dates to mark on your calendar are:
- January 10th (Tomorrow!) – I Am A Mentor Day on Social Media; a day when anyone who is a mentor or supporter of mentoring is encouraged to use their social media outlets to promote mentoring. Change your profile pics to this web badge and have your mentors share their experiences with your program to their followers, friends, etc.
- January 17th – Thank Your Mentor Day; a day where anyone who’s ever had a mentor should take the time to give their mentor a shout-out and express their gratitude to them for the positive impact he or she has had on their life
- January 21st – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Celebrate the giving spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. by finding a way to give back to your community.
While these are the big dates of National Mentoring Month to keep in mind, take advantage of the heightened national exposure the mentoring community receives during this time of year and be sure to tell all your friends and family that mentoring works.
Happy National Mentoring Month!
Welcome to the Bay Area Mentoring blog! For those of you who aren’t aware of who we are, Bay Area Mentoring seeks to promote youth mentoring by connecting mentoring programs and community members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our purpose in starting this blog is to highlight the various programs across the SF Bay Area in order to raise awareness of the mentoring opportunities available to people within their respective communities.
Our blog is still in its early stages, but please stay tuned for updates as we will be posting regularly very soon!