January is Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month is an annual designation observed in January. This month, focus on how we can all work together to increase the number of mentors to make sure young people in our communities have dependable people to look up to and follow in their footsteps. NMM 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.
Develops communication skills
Exposures participants to new experiences
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.