Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mentoring Matters


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By Akindman,

National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring in the United States. It was inaugurated in 2002,[2] and is spearheaded by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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Participants in the National Mentoring Month campaign include leading nonprofit organizations and numerous governors and mayors. Designated nonprofit and governmental agencies are responsible for coordinating local campaign activities in communities across the country, including media outreach and volunteer recruitment. Local lead partners include state and local affiliates of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, Corporation for National and Community Service, Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network, America's Promise Alliance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Communities in Schools, and United Way of America.
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January 24 and 25, 2012 was the 2012 National Mentoring Summit held in Washington, DC “Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child Supporting Youth through Mentoring”.
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National Mentoring Month (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org) is an excellent web site to start your own journey in becoming or refreshing your skills as a mentor.
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Mentor National Mentoring Partnership (www.mentoring.org) is another excellent site to visit and get involved.
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