National Mentoring Month
During National Mentoring Month in January, the Boren Mentoring Initiative is joining with mentoring organizations and schools across the state to encourage citizens to mentor a child in their community.
The goals of the 16th annual National Mentoring Month 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.
The following National Mentoring Month dates provide built-in hooks for outreach, activities and events. Mark these dates on your calendar and use #MentorIRL in social media.
January 11 – I Am A Mentor Day – A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world.
January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – A day to share in the inspirational words of MLK, Jr. and elevate the spirit of service through volunteerism.
January 17 – International Mentor Day – A day of international conversations on social media where photos, video and powerful mentoring stories messages are shared.
January 19 – Oklahoma Mentor Day – Honoring outstanding mentors from throughout the state at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
January 25 – Thank Your Mentor Day – A day for all who have real life mentoring experiences to thank those who helped them on their path to adulthood and beyond. Use #thankyourmentorday in social media posts.
January 24-26 – National Mentoring Summit, Washington, D.C.