JANUARY IS MENTOR MONTH
Mentors are individuals who donate their time to make a difference. There are youths in grades 1 through 12 who could benefit from the support of great mentors – like you! Mentors have a powerful impact on youth in many areas – from education and careers to personal reducing the need for more intensive treatments. Young people who have the support of a mentor have healthier lifestyle choices and relationships, enhanced self-esteem and improved behaviors both at home and at school. Mentorship can have a positive lasting impact. We know the community is full of people with a lot to offer. You never know the value your time will have on someone else.
National Mentor Month 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.
Mentoring also includes a wealth of benefits for both the mentor and the mentee.
- Improves confidence
- Develops communication skills
- Exposures participants to new experiences
- Improves goal-setting
- Improves listening skills
- Develops organizational skills
Many organizations offer mentoring programs to help young members to develop skills. Businesses also use mentoring programs to help employees build their skills and experiences and to maintain a strong workforce.
Worcester County – email@example.com
Wicomico County – https://www.wcboe.org/Page/435
Somerset County – https://somersetconnectmentoring.wordpress.com/
Caroline County – https://ymcachesapeake.org/caroline-mentoring-project
Sussex County – https://bbbsde.org/locations/sussex
Delaware Mentoring – https://www.delawarementoring.org/
The Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership founded National Mentoring Month in 2002.
CAPE HENLOPEN SCHOOL DISTRICT: http://www.connecting-generations.org/become-a-delaware-mentor
Contact – Kim Hoey Stevenson – 302-703-3522 or email – Kimberly.HoeyStevenson@cape.k12.de.us
Some information courtesy National Day Calendar