National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring in the United States. It was inaugurated in 2002 each year since 2002, President George W. Bush has endorsed the campaign by proclaiming January as National Mentoring Month. The declaration has been endorsed by both chambers of the United States Congress.
"Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter
. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity." - MENTOR, mentoring.orgWhat’s Expected Out of a Mentor?
Project Hope was developed with the mentor in mind. We recognize that those who enjoy volunteering and recognize the importance of giving back to their community often have a busy schedule. Therefore, mentors are only required to spend 5 hours a month with their mentee, which includes the monthly group activity hosted by Project Hope. We ask that mentors commit to the program for at least a year in an effort to build and preserve lasting connections.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Check out these links or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information!