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National Mentoring Month

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:05pm
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January 1, 2021
January is Mentoring Month

Inaugurated in 2002, and spearheaded by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, National Mentoring Month has been endorsed by both chambers of the United States Congress. The campaign's media partners have included ABC, CBS, Fox News, and NBC; Comcast; the National Association of Broadcasters; Time Warner; and Viacom.

Participants in the National Mentoring Month campaign include leading nonprofit organizations and numerous governors and mayors. Designated nonprofit and governmental agencies are responsible for coordinating local campaign activities in communities across the country, including media outreach and volunteer recruitment. Local lead partners include state and local affiliates of MENTOR/National Mentoring PartnershipCorporation for National and Community ServicePoints of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National NetworkAmerica's PromiseBig Brothers Big Sisters of AmericaCommunities in Schools, and United Way of America.

A highlight of the campaign is Thank Your Mentor Day, in which Americans thank and honor their mentors. People are encouraged to contact their mentors directly to express appreciation, become a mentor in their own community, make a financial contribution to a local mentoring program, or post a tribute on WhoMentoredYou.org

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