National Mentoring Month

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, provides a variety of downloadable marketing materials for National Mentoring Month, including custom graphics, digital and print-ready thank-you cards and print-ready campaign posters.

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.

Important Dates 

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.