January is Nationwide Mentoring Month and this yr, MENTOR: The Nationwide Mentoring Partnership, is asserting its Mentoring Amplifies marketing campaign in partnership with American Scholar Help (ASA). The Mentoring Amplifies marketing campaign goals to honor the individuals who have helped form the lives of younger adults and helped them obtain their targets and guaranteeing that each scholar has equal entry to alternatives like faculty, internships, golf equipment, sports activities, and extra. Mentoring Amplifies and Nationwide mentoring Month are about constructing connections and driving potential, creating tomorrow’s leaders.
“Mentoring Amplifies represents every particular person who’s dedicated to supporting and advocating for our nation’s youth,” mentioned David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR. “MENTOR and ASA are dedicated to equipping younger individuals with mentoring relationships and progress alternatives in every single place they dwell, study, work, and play. Collectively, we’re offering instruments and sources to additional have interaction communities and invoke change. We’re constructing a motion powered by prospects.”
Analysis reveals that mentors play a strong function in offering younger individuals with the instruments to attempt and thrive, to attend and have interaction at school, and to cut back or keep away from dangerous conduct like drug use. In flip, these younger persons are:
- 55% extra prone to be enrolled in faculty
- 81% extra prone to report taking part recurrently in sports activities or extracurricular actions
- 78% extra prone to volunteer recurrently of their communities.
- Greater than twice as prone to say they held a management place in a membership or sports activities staff.
The identical analysis reveals that one in three younger individuals in our nation will develop up and not using a mentor. On the identical time, analysis reveals that 44% of adults aren’t but mentoring however are prepared to contemplate it and mentoring is poised for progress. Younger adults aged 18 to 29 are greater than twice as prone to cite having had a mentor of their childhood than these over 50-years-old. Virtually half of in the present day’s younger adults report having a mentor of their youth and people charges seem to have been rising steadily over the previous a number of a long time. Nationwide Mentoring Month is the time of yr the place engagement from group members taken with changing into a mentor is highest.
On January 27 to 29, MENTOR is internet hosting the digital Nationwide Mentoring Summit. With 50 participating workshops and a plethora of audio system, this yr’s summit is poised to be our greatest ever with mentors, mentees, authorities officers, philanthropists and extra sharing tales and classes on mentoring.
Nationwide Mentoring Month is led by MENTOR: The Nationwide Mentoring Partnership, the nationwide group working to broaden the standard and amount of youth mentoring relationships nationwide. Every year since its launch in 2002, Nationwide Mentoring Month has loved the robust assist of the President and the US Congress. Different outstanding people who’ve participated within the marketing campaign embody: Maya Angelou, former President Invoice Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Quincy Jones, Cal Ripken Jr., Invoice Russell, and Usher.
To study extra concerning the function mentoring performs in our group and to seek out volunteer alternatives go to mentoring.org.
MENTOR is the unifying champion for high quality youth mentoring in the US. Our mission is to broaden the standard and amount of mentoring relationships nationwide. Potential is equally distributed; alternative will not be. A serious driver of wholesome growth and alternative is who you realize and who’s in your nook. 30 years in the past, MENTOR was created to broaden that chance for younger individuals by constructing a youth mentoring discipline and motion. The end result: a greater than 10-fold improve in younger individuals in structured mentoring relationships. Right now, we’re the knowledgeable voice representing a motion that’s various and broad and seeps into each side of day by day life – assembly younger individuals in every single place they’re from faculties to workplaces and past.