Strengthening Lives and Communities Through Transformative Mentoring

Strengthening Lives and Communities Through Transformative Mentoring

15 Feb 2017

Last year, Barack Obama acknowledged mentoring's efficacy in declaring January as National Mentoring Month. Led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support from the Highland Street Foundation, National Mentoring Month is an opportunity to share resources and increase awareness around the importance of connecting young people to mentoring relationships. The theme, "Mentor in Real Life", highlighted the ways mentoring is critical to the development of young people. On social media, mentoring organizations and individuals shared resources and stories of mentoring success using the hashtags #MentorIRL and #NationalMentoringMonth. For this year's National Mentoring Month, MENTOR partnered with Nike to launch the EQUALITY campaign "to spread the message of equality, encourage support for the mentoring field, and inspire their customers to become mentors 'In Real Life.'"

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