December 03, 2007

January is National Mentoring Month

Libraries, here is an idea for promoting National Mentoring Month!

Contact organizations in your area that have mentoring programs or would like to start a mentoring program to an open house in January in honor of National Mentoring Month.  Get your Friends Group to help sponsor the event with refreshments. Find a local speaker to come and talk about the importance of mentoring.  Set up a small book/video display about mentoring. Talk about how the library can provide meeting space for mentoring programs.  Show the PSA on mentoring!

National Mentoring Month (NMM) highlights mentoring and the positive impact it can have on young lives. Spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the firstever NMM was held January 2002. This month-long outreach campaign 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 and assure brighter futures for our young people.
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