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Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, National Mentoring Month marks its 12th year in 2013. By focusing 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, we assure brighter futures for our young people.
Local partners across the country work to leverage the national campaign and recruit and raise awareness for mentoring in their communities. The goals of National Mentoring Month are to:
For more information, visit www.nationalmentoringmonth.org.
From keeping students in school, to helping improve a young person’s self-esteem, we know the powerful impact that mentoring can have on young people. That is why this year’s National Mentoring Month theme, "Mentoring Works," is so fitting. We have planned a comprehensive campaign to raise the awareness of mentoring, acknowledge and appreciate current mentors, and build capacity among the mentoring field. Throughout National Mentoring Month, our aim is to help our Massachusetts mentoring programs celebrate the everyday people who are making a difference in the lives of young people in their communities. MMP is providing programs who partner with us during National Mentoring Month:
This information-rich kit contains everything programs need to participate in National Mentoring Month, including the Partnership Agreement due Nov. 19, and the Request for Resources Form due Dec. 17. It also contains resources and ideas to help local mentoring programs promote their activities and thank their mentors: